Academy Band NCO earns Grammy
February 16, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2011 -- The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, received a Grammy Sunday for Best Engineered Album - Classical category.
The album is "Quincy Porter: Complete Viola Works" which had also been nominated in two performance categories, Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) and Best Chamber Music Performance.
Lane also has engineering credits on Sarah Schuster Ericsson: 20th Century Harp Sonatas, which had been nominated in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) category.
Prior to joining the Army in July, 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.
"The whole experience was literally a dream come true," Lane said about her win. "Being honored among colleagues and living icons was purely inspirational. I'm forever grateful to all those who have helped me and guided me through this aspect of my life."
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, a command representative said.
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