MSG Christopher J. Roussey

, trumpet


Rochester, NY

Joined the band:


Bachelor's Degree:

Crane School of Music-The State University of New York at Potsdam

Master's Degree:

Manhattan School of Music

MSG Roussey serves as Trumpeter/Bugler in The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band and member of The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets. In that capacity, he has participated in thousands of ceremonies conducted at the White House, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and at other sites around the Nation's Capitol and abroad.

As a Special Bugler, Roussey has sounded Taps for national and international dignitaries at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and during a special ceremony at the National World War II Memorial with Prince Charles. He has played for the funerals of Georgia Senator Paul Coverdell, Virginia Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis and numerous General Officers.

During Roussey's tenure with The Army Herald Trumpets, he has performed across the country and has appeared on nationally televised events such as the 55th and 56th Presidential Inaugurations, the 2009 “We Are One” Inaugural Opening Concert on HBO, Superbowl XXXIX, the World War II Memorial dedication, “The National Memorial Day Concert”, “A Capitol Fourth” and “Christmas in Washington."

Roussey is also one of the unit's team of historians and is active outside the unit playing the trumpet and directing the handbell choir at his church.