COL Gary Lamb

COL Gary Lamb


Colonel Gary F. Lamb is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1971 and a Master of Music degree in performance in 1976. In 1991, Colonel Lamb earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

He served two tours in Germany and in May of 1998, he took the US Army Europe Band to St. Petersburg, Russia, for the Third International Festival of Bands. In December of 1998, he traveled to Moscow, Russia, to conduct the Ministry of Defense Orchestra of the Federation of Russia.

In 2000, he returned to Fort Myer to become the seventh commander of the Army’s premier musical organization, The United States Army Band (PERSHING’S OWN). Colonel Lamb conducted the Queensland Pops Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Colonel Lamb led “Pershing’s Own” for both inaugural parades of President George W. Bush and for the State Funeral of President Reagan.

In March 2001, Colonel Lamb was inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. He is the recipient of the Lowell Mason Fellow award from the National MENC; an award from the Music Educators Association, New York City, for The Army Band's Young Artist Series; named a Lowell Mason Fellow by the Music Educators National Conference; and received the Alumni Achievement in Music from the University of Nebraska.

Colonel Lamb retired as Conductor Emeritus of The U.S. Army Band on 1 September, 2005 with over 30 years of military service to our nation. He and his wife now resided in Centennial, CO.

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