John Bryant Greear is a native of Grand Prairie, Texas, where his love of music began when he first started playing the cornet in 1980.
He studied trumpet with Professor John E. Moots at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and Dr. Rick Bogard at the University of Texas in Arlington.
In the spring of 1992, John enlisted in the United States Army as a bandsman and served with the 36th Army Band, located at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, until 1994.
His next assignment took him to Heidelberg, Germany, where he performed with the Premier Army Band in Europe.
The USAREUR Band & Chorus served as musical ambassadors for the United States Army by touring many European cities, including London, Prague, Vienna, Basel and Venice.
John and his wife, Bettina, have been residing in Lake Ridge, Virginia, for the past 23 years raising their three sons.
Staff Sergeant Greear is a retired Army musician and proudly served over 15 years as a bugler with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.
John taught trumpet at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia and at Foxes Music Company in Falls Church, Virginia.
He has performed as a cornetist with Brass of the Potomac and is currently a member of Brass Band of Northern Virginia (on flugelhorn), both ensembles being British style brass ensembles.
John is also a member of Capital Wind Symphony as a trumpeter, under the baton of Maestro George Etheridge.
In addition to teaching trumpet and cornet in his studios, John also enjoys freelancing in various musical ensembles throughout the Washington, D.C. area, ranging from small pit ensembles to symphony orchestras.
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