Michael J. Colburn
|Michael J. Colburn|
Colburn as Director of United States Marine Band
|Birth name||Michael J. Colburn|
|Born||1964 (age 53–54)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1987-2014|
Michael J. Colburn (born 1964) was the 27th Director of the United States Marine Band and a colonel in the Marine Corps. Colburn joined "The President’s Own" Marine Band in 1987 as a euphonium player and became the band's director in 2004. Colburn is a native of St. Albans, Vermont, and graduated from Bellows Free Academy there in 1982. He attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam for two years before transferring to Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in music performance from Arizona State University in 1986. He received his master's degree in conducting from George Mason University in 1991.
- Legion of Merit
- Army Achievement Medal
- Navy Unit Commendation
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards)
- Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3 awards)
- National Defense Service Medal (2 awards)
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Katy June-Friesen (January 16, 2013). "First Person Singular: Col. Michael J. Colburn, 48, Burke, Director of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- "Michael J. Colburn (2004 - present)". United States Marine Band. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- Tara Laskowski (2005). "The President's Own Maestro". The Mason Spirit.
- Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons (8 July 2014). "Change of Command". United States Marine Band. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- Groppe, Maureen (31 July 2014). "Director of president's band takes job at Butler University". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
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