SGM Robert McDonald

, baritone

Hometown:

McLean, VA


Joined the Army:

1993


Joined the band:

1994


Title:

Assistant Group Leader



Bachelor's Degree:

Oberlin Conservatory of Music


Master's Degree:

Oberlin Conservatory of Music



SGM Robert McDonald enjoys a diverse career that crosses many artistic disciplines, including musical theatre, opera, and the concert stage, as well as his jobs as Baritone, Announcer, and Assistant Group Leader for The U.S. Army Chorus. Washington, D.C., audiences have seen McDonald on stage at Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, and Arena Stage, to name a few, performing a variety of musical theatre, opera and dramatic roles. He has also appeared as baritone soloist with such organizations as The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The Folger Consort, and The New Dominion Chorale. McDonald has also directed numerous student musicals at The Sidwell Friends School in Washington to high acclaim. An avid sports enthusiast, McDonald is a familiar face to D.C. hockey fans, as he is a regular National Anthem Singer for the Washington Capitals. McDonald resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Anna.