Staff Sergeant Alan Matteri is a trumpet player with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Benicia, CA, his Air Force career began in 2016.
SrA Matteri is a 2013 graduate of California State University - East Bay, Hayward, CA where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a minor in Marketing graduating with Magna Cum Laude Honors. In 2016, he received his Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Ronald Blais (The USAF Band - Washington D.C. - Retired), Jeff Biancalana (SF Symphony), Adam Luftman (SF Opera & Ballet), Ray Riccomini (Metropolitan Opera), Thomas Booth (Dallas Symphony), and Ray Mase (Juilliard & American Brass Quintet). Since 2012, SSgt Matteri has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with Modesto Symphony, Merced Symphony, Vallejo Symphony, and Livermore Valley Opera. He has also served as an extra musician for the Philharmonia Orchestra of London and has experience performing regularly with a professional funk band from 2012 to 2016. During his graduate studies, he worked on recording projects for Sony Interactive Entertainment in San Mateo, CA as well as attending the 2015 Round Top Music Festival in Texas. In 2016, SSgt Matteri earned a spot on the sub list for the New World Symphony after attending Aspen Music Festival in the summer in which he won the audition for the Band of the Golden West.
Since joining the Band of the Golden West in 2017, SSgt Matteri has continued to perform with professional ensembles in the SF Bay Area, including Berkeley Symphony, Stockton Symphony, North State Symphony, and San Francisco Ballet. Additionally in 2019, he won the 2nd Trumpet audition for the Santa Cruz Symphony. SSgt Matteri is currently serving as the principal trumpet for the Band of the Golden West Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, and Travis Brass quintet. As an Air Force musician, SSgt Matteri has shared the stage with world renowned artists like Pentatonix, The Go-Go’s, and Nile Rodgers & CHIC. In addition, he has made an appearance on the ESPN Monday Night Football halftime show for the San Francisco 49ers and has been featured as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
2013 - Bachelor of Arts, Music, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
2016 - Master of Music, Trumpet Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, CA
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DEVICES
1. Air Force Achievement Medal 0
2. AF Good Conduct Medal 0
3. National Defense Service Medal 0
4. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 0
5. AF Longevity Service 0
6. USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon 0
7. Basic Military Training Honor Graduate 0
8. AF Training Ribbon
1. February 2017 - present, Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class - November 2016
Senior Airman - March 2019
Staff Sergeant - February 2021
(Current as of 2021)