Ralph M. Gambone

Musical Artist from United States of America

Captain Ralph M. Gambone, USN, served as Leader/Officer in Charge of the U.S. Navy Band from August 13, 1998 to March 2007. Prior to that, he served as Director of the U.S. Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Md. A native of Annapolis, Gambone enlisted in the Navy in 1969 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in music from Towson State College (Maryland). He was first assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy Band as a clarinet instrumentalist and also served as conductor of the Midshipman Stage and Concert Bands. While there he earned a master’s degree in music from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. After a tour of duty aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock (CLG 4), Gambone was assigned to the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. After three years with the Band and promotion to chief musician, he was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel as Assistant Budget Manager for the Navy Music Program in 1978. In 1981, he was commissioned an ensign and reported for duty as Music Program Liaison Officer for the Navy Chief of Information in The Pentagon. After two years as Director, Navy Band San Diego, he was assigned as the United States Navy Band’s Supply Officer in 1985, and a year  ( Wikipedia article )


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Ralph Gambone
United States of America


Institution From To
Towson University

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