Jakob Womack was a member of our baritone section this past year. While he is an outstanding student and a Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps member, Jakob has also been selected as one of the members of The Commandant’s Own Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps. We are beyond excited for him to add this to his repertoire! I had the chance to discuss the process with him and he explained his desire to join the military.
He stated, “I’ve wanted to join the military since I started high school, but I also wanted to continue with music. After marching drum corps for two years, I heard about the Commandant’s Own and decided to give it a shot. I had to go through a series of auditions, my first being October 22 of 2013 and my last being March 31 of 2014.”
Jakob says he knew about his placement in the corps before the sergeant even left his home that day.
I always ask alumni how they believe the USAAAMB has impacted their lives since they left San Antonio. To Jakob, the USAAAMB changed his communication skills and upped his confidence. Jakob will soon be immersed into a new group of musicians, assured that he has the ability to make new friends, work as a team and put together a great performance.
Jakob, we are very proud of your hard work and wish you the best! You have done, and will continue to do, great things!