Chief Master Sergeant JR Erb is a native of Bethel Park, PA, and serves as Band Manager of the United States Air Force Band of Flight. He studied music at West Virginia University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Applied Music-Jazz Studies, from the University of North Texas.
Prior to joining the Air Force, CMSgt Erb worked as a professional musician at Walt Disney World and on Premiere Cruise Lines. He has performed on string bass and bass guitar with musical greats such as Rosemary Clooney, Toni Tennille, Roger Williams, legendary Hawaiian Don Ho, and the Miracles. CMSgt Erb also spent five years developing leaders of character as an Academy Military Training Non-Commissioned Officer at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.
During the summer of 2013, CMSgt Erb served as the Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge of the US Air Forces Central Command Band, Full Spectrum. The band performed in eight countries throughout the Middle East building partnerships while providing a wide variety of entertainment for U.S. service members and coalition partners.
Chief Master Sergeant JR Erb, Band ManagerMrs. Chrissie Marshall, Band SecretaryMr. Greg Sell, Director of OperationsMaster Sergeant Christin Foley, VocalistTechnical Sergeant Joseph Whitt, BassTechnical Sergeant Andy Wendzikowski, Percussion Technical Sergeant Kelcey McDonald, Audio EngineerTechnical Sergeant Gregory Pflugh, Saxophone Staff Sergeant Chris Hanson, Percussion Senior Airman Jon Anderson, Horn Senior Airman Bryan Gannon, Trombone Senior Airman Chloe Holmes, TrumpetSenior Airman MeLan Smartt, VocalistSenior Airman Levi Larson, PianoSenior Airman William Dellinger, TubaAirman First Class James Nufer, TrumpetAirman First Class Christopher Arellano, Guitar