A Glen Ellyn native, and a 2007 graduate of Glenbard West High School, will have a prominent place at the Presidential Inauguration when it takes place Jan. 21 in Washington D.C.
Staff Sgt. Trevor Mowry will be performing in the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band in the 57th Inauguration of the President of the United States.
Mowry, now a resident of Alexandria, Va., is the co-principal oboe and will perform with the U.S. Marine Corps Band during the swearing-in ceremony, according to a news release from the U.S. Marine Band.
In addition to performing during the swearing-in, Mowry will be marching with the Marine Band as it leads the second division down Pennsylvania Avenue. The band also performs during the prayer service after the morning’s events and at the Commander in Chief inaugural ball, according to news release.
Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce will perform during the swearing-in ceremony and the Marine Band will also provide accompaniment to the performers.
Mowry, the son of Joan and Keith Mowry of Glen Ellyn, started his musical training when he was 5 years old when he began studying piano. He then moved on to study the oboe when he was 9 years old.
After Mowry graduated from Glenbard West, he attended the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2011 and pursued graduate studies at Rice University and has also studied music at Wheaton College.
Mowry performs with the Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour, according to the news release.