Elite Musician Inspires Presidential Scholars

Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander Jr., center, met with College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus students in the Presidential Scholars Program including, from left, Taylor Bausch of Solomons, Dominique Mitchell of Lusby, Savannah Barrett of Huntingtown, Stephen Hartman of Chesapeake Beach, Kierston Hill of Prince Frederick, Shelby McCloskey of Lusby, Megan Elliott of Broomes Island, and Tyler Berberiun and Victoria Hall of Prince Frederick. Alexander talked about his dedication to his craft and his life as a musician with U.S. Navy Band “The Cruisers.” “More than 300 people competed for one spot [as a drummer] with the band. It was amazing to hear ‘we’re going to hire you,’” said Alexander. “Among the elite musicians that I have so much respect for, I was the best on that day.” For more on the Presidential Scholars Program, register for program information session 6-8 p.m., Nov. 12 at www.csmd.edu/presidentialscholars.