Senior Chief Musician Davy DeArmond
Senior Chief Musician Davy DeArmond began trumpet studies with his father at the age of 10. After graduation from Lenoir City High School in 1998, he attended the University of Tennessee and received a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance, studying with Cathy Leach. He earned a Master of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York, NY, studying with Robert Sullivan. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kentucky in 2012, studying with Mark Clodfelter. Additionally, he studied with Ray Mase and Kevin Cobb at the Aspen Music Festival.
DeArmond has performed with the Charleston Symphony, Connecticut Ballet, Lexington Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Richmond (IN) Symphony, and was Principal Trumpet of the Oak Ridge Symphony. He has played with the Washington Symphonic Brass, Signature Theatre Orchestra and Musica Viva. He has toured nationally with Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band and the USAF Heartland of America Band. DeArmond was the recipient of the Performance Award from Mannes College of Music and was awarded a fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival for the 2004 season, serving as Principal Trumpet of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. He was the winner of the Columbia Bach Society Concerto Competition, the Tennessee Trumpet Competition (Solo and Duet Divisions), and the Celebration of Excellence Competition at the University of Tennessee. In 2000, he was a finalist in the National Trumpet Competition.
In 2005, DeArmond auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band. Following recruit training at RTC, Great Lakes, he reported for duty as trumpet instrumentalist with the marching band and ceremonial units, wind ensemble, and brass ensemble. In 2012, he was a recipient of The Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. For his collateral duties, DeArmond serves as Productions Manager, band Sailor of the Year/Quarter Program Coordinator, and Brass Ensemble Unit Leader. At the command level, he also serves as Character Coach and Conduct Remediator for the Brigade of Midshipmen.
DeArmond's awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.