Leslie N. Muncaster, Jr.
Leslie N. Muncaster, Jr. joined the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band as Music Director and Conductor in 1998. As with many of the band members, he grew up with music. A third generation Salvation Army musician, Les began playing trumpet at the age of six, and continued his pursuit of music as a member of the U.S. Air Force Band for more than 27 years. Les toured with the Air Force Band throughout the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom as conductor, featured vocalist and trumpet soloist. He has performed with artists Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Platters, Warren Covington and the Pied Pipers, John Gary, and Pat Paulson, among others. Les' enthusiasm and musical expertise have been an inspiration to Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band members as well as our growing audiences.
Chip Morris has been the voice for the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for over 9 years. In addition to being our announcer, Chip is an actor, director, entrepreneur and radio talk show host. His busy schedule includes co-hosting the new morning show on The Goat FM from 6:00-9:00 a.m. on 100.1 FM, 900 AM and 1230 AM in Ocala. In his spare time, Chip can often be found at the Ocala Civic Theatre and is the emcee for The Circle Square Cultural Center. During our concerts, Chip's witty remarks, sense of humor, and insightful introductions to each musical selection demonstrate his talent for "creating the message that will evoke the necessary emotional response from the audience".