Loaves and Fishes is pleased to announce that the Federal Saxophone Quartet has graciously agreed perform a benefit concert for the Loaves and Fishes Program. We appreciate their continued support of the L&F program, and look forward to the show! We hope you can join us!

Where: 1525 Newton Street NW Washington DC
Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 3 PM

Please mark it on your calendar and tell your friends!

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Matthew Carmichael received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance at Indiana University. His primary saxophone teachers were Tod Kerstetter, John Cipolla, and Otis Murphy. In June of 2006 Carmichael won an audition to join The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” Since moving to Northern Virginia, he has maintained an active saxophone studio, which includes teaching as a private instructor at the Lake Braddock Secondary School and two years as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University.

Saxophonist Doug O’Connor plays with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and is the co-founder of Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project. He is an Astral Laureate artist, has won prizes in many solo and chamber competitions throughout the world, and he holds graduate degrees (MM and DMA) from the Eastman School of Music.

Michelle Acton has been a member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” since 2004 and plays in the Army Band Saxophone Quartet. She also a member of Great Noise Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing new music. She received a Bachelor of Music Education at Baylor University in Waco, TX where she studied with Dr. Michael Jacobson. She earned a Master of Music degree at the University of North Texas, studying with Jim Riggs. 

Matt Evans is an award-winning soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, and currently serves as a saxophonist in the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”