Band NCO nominated for a Grammy Award
Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, a member of the West Point Band, is up for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.

WEST POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 4, 2011) -- The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Engineered Album-Classical category.

The album is "Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works," nominated in two performance categories, Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) and Best Chamber Music Performance.
She also has engineering credits on "Sarah Schuster Ericsson: 20th Century Harp Sonatas," nominated in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) category.

Prior to joining the Army in July 2010, Lane was the head audio engineer at Sono Luminus, a record label in Virginia, which specializes in classical and jazz music. These albums were completed during her time there.

"It was truly an honor to be part of such a special project," Lane said. "The album was a fantastic melding of research and performance involving many world class engineers, producers and performers. Many thanks to them and the rest of the team at Sono Luminus for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of it. I feel proud to be representing the West Point Band and the Army Band program in such a positive way."

Lane also has engineering credits on the 2008 Grammy nominated album, "Ronn McFarlane: Indigo Road," which was in the Classical Crossover category. The West Point Band is proud to not only feature world-class musicians, but to have support staff of the highest caliber, as well.

The Engineering and Classical portion of the Grammys will be streamed live on www.grammy.com before the live telecast Feb. 13. Lane will attend this event and the televised ceremony.

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