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Naval Academy Band

Musician 1st Class Daniel Meadows

MUC Matthew Manturuk


Musician 1st Class Daniel Meadows is a native of Nesconset, New York on Long Island. After earning his Bachelor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music at State University of New York Potsdam, he continued on to earn a Master of Music in saxophone performance at Arizona State University. His principal teachers include Dr. Christopher Creviston and Dr. Robert Young.

Meadows was a finalist in the 2016 Music Teachers National Association and the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance chamber music competitions with the Drosera Saxophone Quartet. In the course of his studies, he shared the stage with great musicians including Cyrille Aimee, Benny Golson, Gunther Schuller, The Mambo Legends Orchestra, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, and Joe Alessi.

Meadows began his military career with the U.S. Navy in 2017. Upon graduation of Musician “A” School, he was selected for assignment to U.S. Pacific Fleet Band in Honolulu, Hawaii. Meadows then auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band in 2019. He reported for duty in February 2020 as a saxophone instrumentalist with the marching band and ceremonial units, wind ensemble, Superintendent’s Combo, and Blues & Gold. Meadows also serves as the band’s Assistant Drum Major, Assistant Administration Manager, and Assistant Command Fitness Leader, as well the Leading Petty Officer for both the Superintendent’s Combo and Blues & Gold.

Meadows’ awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, and the Armed Forces Service Medal.

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