Concert Band Personnel

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Staff Sgt. Philip Broome

Principal Euphonium

Staff Sergeant Philip Broome is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and joined the West Point Band in September of 2012. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music in music performance from Columbus State University, where he studied with Andrew Miller, principal tuba with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. While attending CSU, Staff Sgt. Broome competed in many prestigious international euphonium competitions, including the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Tuba competition and the ITEC artist euphonium competition.

Staff Sgt. Broome is also an active musician and educator in the Salvation Army, owing much of his early musical training to the Salvation Army music programs in the southeast. Before joining the West Point Band, he was principal euphonium with the Southern Territorial Band of the Salvation Army, a position he had held since 2009.

Staff Sgt. Broome is also an active audio engineer. While at CSU, Staff Sgt. Broome coordinated the newly renovated recording studio with visiting professor of audio technology Dr. Matthew McCabe. The collaboration produced many notable recordings that can be heard on the Naxos and Summit recording labels as well as NPR. He also freelanced with notable regional artists, earning several engineering and producing credits while in Columbus.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Leslie

Cincinnati native Staff Sergeant Christopher Leslie joined the West Point Band in September of 2016. He has garnered numerous accolades in his performing career, winning prestigious competitions such as the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, the ITEA Solo Competition, and the United States Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition. Staff Sgt. Leslie is a frequent soloist across the country and has performed with the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," the Indiana University Wind Ensemble, the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. He has served as both a featured soloist and guest conductor with the West Point Band.

Staff Sgt. Leslie earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from St. Olaf College, a Master of Music in euphonium performance and Performer's Certificate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia. His mentors include David Zerkel, Daniel Perantoni, Hiram Diaz, and David Werden.

In his spare time, Staff Sgt. Leslie enjoys watching baseball, football, and college basketball, and dreams of one day seeing a Cincinnati sports team win a postseason series.