About Lt. Col. Robinson

I’m Lieutenant Colonel Domingos Robinson – an Army officer and conductor.  I have a B.S. in Music Education from Hartwick College and a Masters in Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music.  A funny thing happened on the way to being a college band director:  I found out that the military has bands.  After inquiring about an ad in a professional journal, I was in Washington, DC auditioning for a job I didn’t know existed just a couple of weeks earlier.  Before I knew it, I was standing in the Boston MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station), swearing to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Over 22 years later and here I am, currently serving as Deputy Commander of The U.S. Army Field Band.

I have had quite an interesting career so far.  I’ve had the opportunity to conduct world premieres by great composers; entertain soldiers and citizens across the United States; be a part of some of our Nation’s most important and solemn occasions; and work with some of the finest musicians in the country.  I chose the title “To the Color” for this blog after the bugle call often heard following “Retreat” on military posts as the National Color is lowered for the day.  I write mainly about being a military musician but I’ll also write about whatever I’m thinking about that I think at least one other person might find interesting.  Thanks for stopping by.

6 responses to “About Lt. Col. Robinson

  1. Maj,

    Great post article! Please take some time to review some of the photos on the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band’s Facebook page. We spend a lot of time on the continent of Africa…I will let the photos do the talking, but I am sure you will see how these fine Military Musicians are improving international community relations through the language of Music! I think we can all agree that our great nation cannot put a price tag on this.

    All the best and
    Very Respectfully,
    Master Chief Musician Jim Ramsey

  2. Pops

    Nice to see you have experienced success domingos. Also sorry to have lost you as a Facebook friend. I see you deleted your account and established a new one. Be well and God bless.

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