Joelle Monroe has been a baroque trumpeter and bugler with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps since 2003.
She is the principal baroque trumpeter and ensemble leader of The United States Army Historical Trumpets, a premier chamber ensemble within the Corps and the only baroque trumpet ensemble in the U.S. military.
With focus on the intersection of military, civic, and art music of the 17th and 18th centuries, the ensemble has been featured across the country in performances and master classes, most notably at the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.
Ms. Monroe performs all over the Mid-Atlantic region, including venues such as The White House, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Department of State. In addition, she frequently performs period music with many of the country’s leading early music ensembles, including the Washington National Cathedral Choral Society, the Washington Bach Consort, and has appeared with Tempesta Di Mare, Opera Lafayette, and Apollo’s Fire.
Joelle currently resides in Falls Church, VA with her husband and two children.