Chief Musician Colin Renick
Alto Saxophone ~ Baritone Saxophone
Chief Musician Colin Renick grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Film Production from Ithaca College in 1995, he went on to pursue a career in music. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where he studied with Edward Yadzinsky, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in music in 2001. He then attended Indiana University where he completed the double degree program, earning master’s degrees in saxophone performance and jazz studies. While at IU, he studied classical saxophone with Otis Murphy, and jazz with David Baker, Pat Harbison and Tom Walsh.
Renick’s professional credits include a cross-section of musical styles, from classical to jazz to R&B to free improvisation. Highlights include performances with the Genkin Philharmonic, the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, David Baker’s Jazz Ensemble, David Sanchez, and the Busselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. In addition, he was a founding member of several original ensembles, including the Saxophone Cartel (a saxophone quintet), and Kineticrenick (a nine-piece jazz ensemble). He is active as a composer and arranger of music in all styles and for ensembles of all sizes.
In 2006, Renick auditioned and was selected for assignment to the U.S. Naval Academy Band, where he reported for duty following recruit training at RTC, Great Lakes. He performs as saxophonist with the Superintendent's Combo, marching band, and ceremonial units. Renick was the band's Sailor of the Year in 2013. For his collateral duties, he serves as Leading Chief Petty Officer of the USNA Funeral Detail, Education Services Officer, Enlisted Representative for the Trident Brass Jazz Ensemble, and Command Financial Specialist.