Staff Sgt. Philip Broome
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.