Director, Navy Band Northwest
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lieutenant Christopher Cornette studied Horn Performance with Jeff Snedeker at Central Washington University.
Assistant Director, Navy Band Northwest
Senior Chief Musician Ian Charleton enlisted in the Navy as a Saxophone and Clarinet Instrumentalist on May 22, 2001 after completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in jazz studies at the University of North Texas.
After Recruit Training and accelerated graduation from the Naval School of Music, he was assigned to the CINCSOUTH band in Naples, Italy. In addition to his performing duties, he served as protocol combo unit leader, music director for the jazz ensemble “Alliance,” and as the band’s staff arranger.