Face of Defense: Band NCO Gets Grammy Nomination

WEST POINT, N.Y. The West Point Band’s newest audio engi­neer, Army Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nom­i­nat­ed for a Gram­my in the cat­e­go­ry that will rec­og­nize last year’s best-engi­neered clas­si­cal music album.

Grammy Award for best-engineered Album
Army Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, a mem­ber of the West Point Band at the U.S. Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point, N.Y., is up for a Gram­my Award for best-engi­neered Album.
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Award­ed by the Record­ing Acad­e­my, the Gram­my hon­ors excel­lence in the record­ing arts and sci­ences.

The album, “Quin­cy Porter: Com­plete Vio­la Works,” also is nom­i­nat­ed in two per­for­mance cat­e­gories: best instru­men­tal soloist per­for­mance with orches­tra and best cham­ber music per­for­mance. Lane also has engi­neer­ing cred­its on “Sarah Schus­ter Eric­s­son: 20th Cen­tu­ry Harp Sonatas,” nom­i­nat­ed in the best instru­men­tal soloist per­for­mance with­out orches­tra cat­e­go­ry.

Before she joined the Army in July, Lane was the head audio engi­neer at Sono Lumi­nus, a record label in Vir­ginia that 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 worl

-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,” she added.

Lane also has engi­neer­ing cred­its on the 2008 Gram­my-nom­i­nat­ed album, “Ronn McFar­lane: Indi­go Road,” which was in the clas­si­cal crossover cat­e­go­ry.

The engi­neer­ing and clas­si­cal por­tions of the award cer­e­mo­ny will be streamed live at http://www.grammy.com before the live tele­cast Feb. 13. Lane will attend this event and the tele­vised cer­e­mo­ny.

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)

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