MSG Leigh LaFosse
Hometown: Kingwood, TX
Joined the Band: 2007
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Concert Band
Bachelor's Degree: Texas Tech University
Master's Degree: Texas Tech University
Doctorate or Performance Certificate: Indiana University
MSG Leigh Lafosse joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing’s Own" in 2007 as a clarinet player in the Concert Band, and has spent her career deeply involved in the development and implementation of the unit’s educational programming. Lafosse attended Texas Tech University for her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and during her time in Texas, she enjoyed opportunities playing with the Galveston Symphony, the Midland-Odessa Symphony, the Abilene Philharmonic, the Big Spring Symphony, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. She was the recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship from Indiana University where she served as an associate instructor and received a Doctorate of Music. Lafosse was the recipient of the USO’s 2018 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism and has been active in multiple education centric non-profits, including roles as Director of MD/DC Odyssey of the Mind and as Education Director for the Del-Ray Artisans, and is currently serving with Baltimore based THREAD, Reading Partners in DC, and as Treasurer and Education Director for The National Capital Puppetry Guild.