SGM Sylvia Stanton has been a member of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" since 1996. She performed for 6 years in the Ceremonial Band before joining the Concert Band in 2002. She began her military career in 1990 as a member of The U.S. Army Field Band performing in concert tours through 48 states and Puerto Rico. Stanton received a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The University of Akron. She is also an organist/pianist and has received two performance certifications from the American Guild of Organists. SGM Stanton resides in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.