“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will be performing a concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Rated as one of the top orchestras in the world, the band will be making a one-night appearance here in the Phoenix area, while making a Western United States tour. The orchestra has just returned from a goodwill tour to Japan, personally requested by the new emperor of Japan, Naruhito.
For free tickets and location information, call (after October 1) Box Office, Chandler Center for the Arts, at 480-782-2680.
Date: October 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225
Sun Lakes residents Judy and Chuck Wolin are the proud parents of Master Sergeant Kenneth Wolin, a member of “The President’s Own.”
Percussionist Master Sgt. Kenneth Wolin joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in October 1997. Master Sgt. Wolin began his musical training at age eight. After graduating from Oak Park High School in 1985, he attended Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where he earned a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance in 1989. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor where he earned a master’s degree in percussion performance in 1991. His percussion instructors were Michael Rosen of Oberlin Conservatory, Michael Udow of the U-M, and Sam Tundo of the Detroit Symphony.
Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Sgt. Wolin performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic in Providence, Sarasota Opera in Florida, and served as an extra with the Detroit Symphony, Toledo Symphony in Ohio, Springfield Symphony in Massachusetts, and New Hampshire Symphony in Manchester. Additionally, he performed professionally throughout the State of Massachusetts as a marimba soloist.
Notable performances by Master Sgt. Wolin include Floyd E. Werle’s arrangement of “The Golden Age of the Xylophone” in 2000, Charles le Thiere’s “Sylvia” in 2012, and Boris Papandolupo’s “Concerto for Xylophone and String Orchestra” in 2015.