Master Chief Musician Marjorie Sturm has served in the U. S. Coast Guard Band since December 1984. Before taking over administrative duties full time in May 2006, Master Chief Sturm was principal horn for nineteen years and performed in the concert band for over twenty-one years. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kentucky in 1983 and a Master of Music degree in 1985 from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has performed with the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Lexington (KY) Philharmonic Orchestra. Her teachers include Gail Williams, former co-principal horn of the Chicago Symphony, and Jonathan Menkis, Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to being the Master Chief of the Band, MUCM Sturm is currently the Rating Force Master Chief of the musician rating for the Coast Guard.