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“**Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast is approving public performances on a limited basis. We are evaluating all requests with the health and safety of both Airmen and audience members in mind**
Major Silas Nathaniel Huff, Commander & Conductor of the 562nd Air Force Band, is also currently acting as Director of Orchestras at Washburn University (Topeka, KS), Conductor of the Topeka Youth Symphony, Music Director of the Colorado Pops Orchestra, Co-Director of the International Conducting Institute, and Director of the International Concerto Festival. Major Huff joins the Air Force following service as a U.S Army Music Officer. Major Huff has conducted concerts at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, and at other important monuments and landmarks in Washington, D.C., for diplomats, heads of state, royalty, and audiences numbering in the thousands. Maestro Huff has conducted outstanding performances for 20+ years across the United States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia) and across Europe.
Senior Master Sergeant Gerald E. Lockwood is the Manager for the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, California. He oversees resource utilization, replenishment, and budget allocation to ensure personnel are provided the equipment and resources needed to effectively accomplish the mission. Prior to his current position, SMSgt Lockwood served as the Unit Uniform Manager, Unit Safety Officer, Publicity Section Chief, Additional Duty 1st Sergeant, Resources Section Chief, and Superintendent
Chief Master Sgt. Lindsay Bartlett has been in the military for over 25 years starting with a twelve-year commitment of Active Duty as a Bassoonist in the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Upon completion of her Active Duty service, Chief Bartlett joined the California Air National Guard as a member of the 561st Air Force Band, 129th Rescue Wing (RQW), Moffett Air National Guard Base, CA. She served as a First Sergeant for the 561st Band, the 129th Medical Group, then as the Wing First Sergeant, and finally with the 386th Air Expeditionary Group as a member of the 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron Staff. In Kuwait she provided ADCON and OPCON support for 195 Joint Expeditionary Tasked/Individually Assigned personnel stationed in 4 Directorates, located in 8 countries, functioning in 77 Air Force Specialty Codes. Her final assignment at the 129 RQW was as the Wing Human Resource Advisor.
Chief Bartlett is a naturalized citizen, originally from Bristol, England. Before moving to the United States to pursue additional studies in music, she enjoyed an active music career travelling and performing throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. Chief Bartlett has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESERVE, and as a member of Team Bucket for Operation LIGHTNING STRIKE.
Master Sergeant Jeff Gould has been with the 562nd since 2003, and assumed leadership of the Jazz Ensemble in 2012. Under his direction, the group's rich tradition of excellence will carry the Air Force message into the 21st Century.
Sergeant Gould was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Southern California. From University High School in Irvine, he attended UCLA and took a Bachelor of Arts in History. After college, he made a living as a musician and returned to school for formal musical training. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK, Sergeant Gould returned California and began teaching. He has been a music educator at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, and now holds the position of Director of Bands at San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, CA. He is also a candidate for Master of Arts in Trombone Performance at the University of Redlands.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Master Sergeant Daniel C. Plaster was a trumpet player with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony at Boston University and with the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble at the New England Conservatory of Music. He participated in Massachusetts All-State bands and orchestras as well the All-Eastern Concert Band under Frederick Fennell. Following his graduation from Lexington High School, he was accepted as a member of The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own" at Ft. Myer, Virginia. There, he performed in ceremonies of state for Presidents Carter and Reagan and toured with the distinguished Herald Trumpets ensemble.
Jazz Ensemble - Patriots in Blue
Ceremonial Brass Quintet
Dixieland Band - "The Dixieland Tailgaters"
Ceremonial Band & Marching Band
Combo - Musicians in Blue
Saxophone Quintet - Golden Tones
Latin Band - Fuego Azul
Rock Band - Shock Wave
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
562nd Air Force Band
107 Mulcahey Drive
Port Hueneme, CA 93041-4013
Phone: (805) 986-7880
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