NAME Earl Cote:
SCHOOL Lincoln Middle School:
CLASS Instrumental Music:
SCHOOL PHONE (203)238-2381:
Graduate of Orville H. Platt (1974)
Washington Park Jr. Drum Corps. 1965-74
Entered U.S.Marine Corps. basic training at Parris Island S.C.
U.S. Naval School of music graduate Doctorate level -Music Performance degree
USMC field band based at MCRD San Diego
Univ. of California, San Diego
U.S. Marine Band, 8th & I Marine Barracks Washington D.C. -The Presidents Own
Rank:MGySgt,after 13 years left (remained active reserve until 1998) and
worked in Las Vegas with show
personalities such as:
Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton, Wayne Newton, Mel Torme`
The Jimmy Sturr Band out of Florida N.Y .....(15 Grammy awards and 24 Platinum
albums with this band)...Simon and Garfunkel Reunion in the Park
Attended Univ. of Bridgeport AA degree Studied Jazz with Neil Slater and John
Attended Daytona Beach University, Bethune-Cookman University, Bach of Arts,
Owned and performed in Daytona Beach area for 20 years with " A Touch of
Brass" musical brass quintet.
Obtained teaching certificate in Florida and taught band for several years
before moving back to Meriden and obtaining Ct. State certification and taking
over as Band and instrumental Instructor position at
Lincoln Middle School where I`ve been since 2002.
N.A.P.B.I.R.T member (instrument repair technician)specialty: brass and string
Member : Southern California Violinmakers Associataion- Univ.San Diego
International Trumpet Guild.
MENC- Music Educators National Conference
CMEA- Connecticut Music Educators Association
American BandMasters Association.
Co-Conductor/Director of Augusta Curtis Concert Band