SSgt Trent Lockhart


Staff Sergeant Trent Lockhart, a native of Hoopeston, Illinois, serves as a trombonist for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. SSgt Lockhart earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in 2007. He earned an Artist's Diploma from the State Conservatory of Music in Trossingen, Germany and Master of Music degree with coursework at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Nebraska. He has studied with Dr. John Seidel, Abbie Conant, M. Dee Stewart, and Dr. Scott Anderson.

Prior to joining the Air Force, SSgt Lockhart has performed with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra, and Southwest German Philharmonic in Constance, Germany. While studying in Germany, he was also an active teacher and community band musical director throughout southwest Germany. As a bass trombonist, he was a finalist in the 2011 US Army Band's Eastern Trombone Workshop solo competition.

1. Offutt AFB, NE August 2011-June 2013
2. Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA June 2013-July 2018
3. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI July 2018-present

Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon