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Courthouse Chamber Orchestra names husband-wife conductors

Treg and Elisse Ancelet have been appointed conductors of the Courthouse Chamber Orchestra, a community orchestra based on the Middle Peninsula. The newlywed husband-and-wife team are Newport News residents; they said they will be meeting with orchestra members as soon as the coronavirus pandemic allows and orchestra members are ready.

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Treg is the commander in charge of the TRADOC band at Fort Eustis. He said he is one of only 24 commissioned army band officers nationwide.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in music education, Treg taught at the high school level in his native Louisiana before earning a master’s degree in conducting at George Mason University. It was while attending GMU that he became hooked on the idea of playing in a military band. He said he saw various bands performing at the White House and the Capitol Building and said, “Wait a minute, how do you get to do that?”

“I had a two-day audition, was accepted, and off to...

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