Master Sergeant Denver Dill joined the West Point Band in 2004 while serving as a doctoral teaching assistant at the Eastman School of Music. He holds a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School and an undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. As a soloist, MSG Dill has been a prizewinner and competitor in several competitions, including the 2000 Maurice Andre International Trumpet Competition in France, 2002 Tromp Muziek Biennale International Trumpet Competition in the Netherlands, and the 2001-2003 National Trumpet Competitions in the United States. Frequently in demand for his interpretations of contemporary trumpet literature and lectures on overcoming physical limitations on the trumpet, MSG Dill has performed all over the globe on behalf of several well-known institutions including the Aspen Music Festival, the International Trumpet Guild, the Juilliard School, the New York Philharmonic, and numerous other colleges, universities, festivals, and conventions. MSG Dill maintains a busy schedule as a bugler, a soloist, and an orchestral musician in the New York Metropolitan and Hudson Valley areas. He has appeared as both a soloist and a substitute principal trumpet player with the New York Philharmonic. Beyond his musical pursuits MSG Dill assists the Systems Engineering Department at West Point. He frequently mentors cadets with capstone projects and assists with process improvements throughout West Point, the Army Band Program, and the Army at large.