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History

Summary

2008 -- Band begins! Members include SPC Max Ronquillo, PV1 Oston Saralu, PV1 David Bautista, SPC John Bermudes, PV2 Brian Enderes, SPC Mike Manibusan, PFC Rose Lemmers, and SGT O. Randall Braman.

JAN 2009 -- First Gig Ever! Okkodo High School Recruiting Support. Band Line-Up:
SGT O. Randall Braman, Baritone Saxophone
SPC/SGT Max Ronquillo, Clarinet
SPC Mike Manibusan, Drums
SPC John Bermudes, Tenor Saxophone
PV2 Brian Enderes, Alto Saxophone
PV1 Oston Saralu, Tuba
PV1 David Bautista, Trumpet

2009 Recruits: SPC Mike Massimo (tenor sax), PV1 Hurao Sans (guitar), SPC Steve Cahill (alto/bari sax), SPC Dong Lee (piano), SGT Aprilyn Villaflor (flute)

Other "firsts" in 2009 --

First Military Gig, Chief Pablo's Promotion Ceremony, FEB/MAR 2009. Band Line-Up: SGT Braman, Baritone Sax; SGT Ronquillo, Clarinet; SPC Manibusan, Drums; PV2 Enderes, Alto Sax; PV1 Saralu, Tuba; PV1 Bautista, Trumpet; Special Guests from the School of Music (CW5, Conductor; SGM, Clarinet; and SFC Shannon, Alto Sax) and SGM Retired Tom Taylor, Trumpet

First Army Ball, JUN 2009. Band Line-Up: SGT Ronquillo, Conductor; SGT Braman, Classic Combo Leader/Guitar/Sax/Vocals; SPC Massimo, Tenor Sax; SPC Manibusan, Drums; SPC Cahill, Baritone Sax; WO1 Bernard Aguon, Acting Commander and Lead Vocalist; Special Civilian Guests (Members of the GTB for Ceremonial Band and Classic Combo to include Jake Mafnas, Piano/Flule; Susanna Wusstig, Bass Guitar; Ben Hardy, Trumpet; and Vic Palomo, Alto Sax)

First Change of Command, JUL 2009, 105th Troop Command. Band Line-Up: SGT Braman, Conductor; SPC Manibusan, Snare Drum; SPC Massimo, Bass Drum; SPC Bermudes, Tenor Sax; PFC Lemmers, Flute/Vocalist; PV2 Enderes, Alto Sax; PV1 Saralu, Tuba; PV1 Bautista, Trumpet

First 40 Rounds Public Performance, NOV 2009, 5K at Skinner Plaza. Band Line-Up: SPC Bermudes, MPT Leader/Tenor Sax; SPC Manibusan, Drums; SPC Lee, Keyboard; PV2 Enderes, Bass Guitar; PV1 Oston Saralu, Vocals/Ukelele, PV1 Bautista, Trumpet; PV1 Sans, Guitar

Other Significant Events in 2009 --

Joint Exercise with the 111th Army Band, Hawaii Army National Guard, JUL 2009: Concerts at GPO and Micronesian Mall; Liberation Day Parade

SGT Ronquillo becomes Warrant Officer Candidate Ronquillo, OCT 2009

Classic Combo Christmas Concert, NOV 2009, Skinner Plaza. Band Line-Up: WOC Ronquillo, Band Commander; SGT Braman MPT Leader/Alto Sax/Vocals; SGT Villaflor, Vocals; SPC Massimo, Tenor Sax; SPC Manibusan, Drums; SPC Bermudes, Tenor Sax; SPC Cahill, Bari Sax; SPC Lee, Keyboard; PV2 Enderes, Bass Guitar; PV1 Bautista, Trumpet; PV1 Sans, Guitar. Special guests include LTC Chris Perez, Guitar; Ben Hardy, Trumpet; and James Paulino, Trombone

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