SGM Manuel Bobenrieth

, accordion


Concepcion, Chile

Joined the band:



Group Leader

Bachelor's Degree:

Catholic University

SGM Manuel Bobenrieth has performed in many different musical mediums and venues, including Broadway musicals, the Contemporary Music Forum, and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. He has also appeared with legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd in a tribute to the music of jazz accordionist Art Van Damme. He can be heard on the soundtrack to the Discovery Channel television series “The Great Chefs" as a guest artist with The Charlie Byrd Trio. The Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble was featured at the world famous Blues Alley Jazz club. From 1984-1986, Bobenrieth toured Europe and the Caribbean aboard the SS Norway as accordionist for Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Line.

As accordionist with The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," Bobenrieth has performed for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, at numerous White House State Dinners in honor of foreign dignitaries such as Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and The Emperor of Japan. In addition, he has written numerous arrangements for The U.S. Army Strings, which have been featured at Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State Department, the Vice President’s residence, and the White House. Since 2004, Bobenrieth has been the Group Leader for The U.S. Army Strings.