Clarinetist Staff Sergeant Patrick Morgan Jr. joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in January 2008. He was appointed assistant principal in December 2012 and co-principal in March 2015. Staff Sgt. Morgan began his musical training on piano at age 8 and clarinet at age 10. After graduating from Maryville High School in 2003, he attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music in 2007. His instructors include Roann Romines of Maryville and Howard Klug of the Jacobs School of Music.
Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Staff Sgt. Morgan was a graduate assistant at the Jacobs School of Music and performed with the school’s orchestra and wind ensemble.