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CPT Matt Lynes

Officer-in-Charge/Band Director

CPT Lynes is in his first season as the Officer-in-Charge of the USCC Pipes & Drums.  In addition to being the band OIC he serves as the Tactical Officer of Foxtrot Company, 3rd Regiment (F-Troop). The focus under his direction has been the expansion of the band in size, focus of deliberate mission sets, and musical ability. CPT Lynes is an Armor Officer and 2006 graduate from West Point and a native of Elk Grove, CA.




Ms. Katie Moos

Assistant Officer-in-Charge/Dance Instructor

Katie serves as the assistant OIC of the band and dancers, and provides mentorship, advice and coaching to the dance section in Celtic dance styles.  She is also a lead physical trainer for several Competitive Club teams at West Point





Mr. John Bottomley                                                                                       

Piping Instructor                                                                                                                                                            

Mr. Bottomley is the first Piping Instructor the USCC Pipes & Drums have had the pleasure to work with in many years.  Mr. Bottomley is the sole proprietor of John Bottomley Bagpipes, and has spent the past 40 years teaching, performing, and judging in the Piping community.  Mr. Bottomley is an Eastern U.S. Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA)  judge, a member of the EUSPBA Music Board, and is currently ranked fourth in the United States.  We welcome Mr. Bottomley to the team and look forward to continuing our work with him in 2015!