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Super Bowl continued... turned and left the field. I instinctively knew that I wouldn’t be processing most of this until the photos went up on the Internet, or until I could see the video. It’s funny how, in this technological world, we need to see ourselves on screen to believe something actually happened. But I knew it was a good anthem. I knew that we’d completed

our mission. I wasn’t prepared for all the calls, Facebook and text messages that exploded on my phone immediately after. And this being only my second gig with the Sea Chanters, I joked with them that they’re setting the bar pretty high. Not bad for my first month with the Navy Band. ff

Spotlight continued... December. I am honored to continue their musical legacy with the Navy Band. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? As far as hobbies, I am a closet gear geek! I enjoy collecting and tinkering with guitar gear of all kinds! Guitars, amps, effect devices - you name it, I want

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to check it out. I’ve built and helped to build quite a few guitar amplifiers; I even built amps as a parttime job when living in Nashville. I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I look at a completed amplifier that was assembled from random electronic parts. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our families. ff

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Fanfare (March/April 2014)  

Spotlight on Shawn Purcell A Sailor at the Super Bowl Winter weather

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Spotlight on Shawn Purcell A Sailor at the Super Bowl Winter weather

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