Ben Stern started his 20 year musical career on trumpet in the public school system in Charles County. As a student he was invited to numerous all-county, tri-county, and all-state honor bands. He attended Marshall University and Shenandoah Conservatory earning his Bachelor's and Master's of Music respectively. While in school he was a member of every ensemble on campus including band, orchestra, marching band, and jazz bands.
After graduation Mr. Stern joined the Marching Ravens, the only professional marching band in the NFL. In addition to his game day duties, he also started teaching in Charles County as a long term substitute focusing on band, orchestra, and choir. He has been teaching trumpet and trombone among other instruments at Island music for 3 years and extends his welcome to any students who want to get some insight on their instrument.