Music Director Stephen Bulla, received his degree in arranging and composition from Boston's Berklee College of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He served as Chief Arranger to The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and White House Orchestra for thirty years where he was responsible for the production of ceremonial and entertainment music for the administrations of Ronald Reagan through 2010.
His compositions are performed both in the concert hall and on broadcast media. In 1990 he was awarded the prestigious ADDY Award for best original music/TV spot. In 1998 he was honored by The Salvation Army in New York for his extensive contribution to their catalog of published music for bands and choirs. His commissioned concert works are performed and recorded internationally. The Dutch, British, Swiss and New Zealand Brass Band Championship organizations have all commissioned test pieces from his pen.
One of many career highlights was a commission from the Library of Congress to complete and orchestrate the last known manuscript march of John Philip Sousa. In addition to his responsibilities as Music Director to NEBB, he remains active as a clinician traveling frequently as a guest conductor of All-State bands around the USA. His music for Wind Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band is published by Hal Leonard Publications.
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