SSG Adam McColley joined “Pershing’s Own” in October of 2009. The son of professional musicians in Tampa, FL, he began studying the trombone at the age of ten with his father, Thomas McColley. McColley transferred to the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA for his last year of High School. Staying in the Boston area, he completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Boston University in 2006, getting the opportunity to spend one semester as an exchange student at the Royal College of Music in London. He completed a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City in 2008. His teachers include Per Brevig, Scott Hartman, Don Lucas, Brian Raby, and Darren Acosta. McColley was awarded fellowships to attend the Aspen Music Festival, the Texas Music Festival and Austria’s Attergau Orchestral Institute. In addition to the Army Band, his professional experience includes performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, and Alarm Will Sound. McColley currently lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, Whitney.