Senior Airman Ian O'Beirne is a saxophonist with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Originally from Pennsauken, NJ, his Air Force career began in 2016.
SrA O'Beirne is a 2008 graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he earned a Bachelor's degree in saxophone performance. In 2009 he received a Master's degree in music education from the same university. His teachers include Bob Goldman, Frank Mazzeo, Chris Farr, Ron Kerber, Bob Quaile, Kim Reighley and Avery Bree. SrA O'Beirne was a freelance woodwind player in the Philadelphia area before joining the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a seven year stint as their baritone saxophonist, touring the United States, Canada and Japan. During this time he was bandleader for a dectet and sometimes big band known as Slowburn, composing for the group and recording an album of original compositions in January 2016.
2008- Bachelor's in Music, Saxophone Performance, The University of the Arts
2009- Master of Arts in Teaching, K-12 Music, The University of the Arts
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS DEVICES
1. Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
2. National Defense Service Medal
3. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
4. AF Training Ribbon
1. August 2016 - 2018, Saxophone, USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, California
2. 2018 - present, USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
(current as of November 2019)