NAVY BAND SOUTHWEST: Musician First Class (Surface Warfare) Christopher Bourgeois, a Marrero native and graduate of John Ehret High School, was recently selected as Sailor of the Quarter for the Navy Band Southwest in San Diego.
Bourgeois joined the Navy as a hornist in February 2002. In addition to performing in the band’s marching and ceremonial bands, he plays horn for and leads the band’s brass quintet. Bourgeois is also one of the band’s conductors and drum majors. Bourgeois was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia; Newport, Rhode Island; Little Creek, Virginia; and Yokosuka, Japan; prior to reporting to San Diego in July 2014.