SSgt Lencys Y. Esteban Nuñez


Staff Sergeant Lencys Y. Esteban Nuñez joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in 2016. He currently performs as saxophonist with the Falconaires, the Concert Band, and the Marching Band. He also serves as an operations manager for the Concert Band and as the Alternate Security Manager.


Sergeant Lencys Y. Esteban Nuñez was born in Havana, Cuba and relocated to Denver, CO in 1997 at the age of fifteen. He earned his High School diploma from the Denver School of the Performing Arts in 2000, and was awarded his Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in June 2004. SSgt Esteban Nuñez has studied with Arthur Bouton, Malcom Lynn Baker, César López, Mark Harris, and Anthony Dagradi, among others. He was the recipient of the 2004 Kanter Plaut Foundation Award for "The Most Outstanding Senior in Performance" and was awarded the Lamont School of Music 2004 Senior Recital of Distinction. In May 2002, he was a member of the Saxophone Quartet that won the Lamont Chamber Music Competition, at the University of Denver. In 2000, Sergeant Esteban Nuñez performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY with the National Wind Ensemble.


Sergeant Esteban Nuñez entered the United States Air Force in July of 2005 and served his first assignment with the USAF Heritage of America Band at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. In May of 2009, Sergeant Esteban Nuñez joined the US Air Forces in Europe Band. Sergeant Esteban Nuñez's military achievements include the National Defense and Global War on Terrorism medals. He was the US Air Forces in Europe Band's "Airman of the Year" for 2010, "Airman of the Quarter" for July-September 2010 and the Heritage of America Band's "Airman of the Quarter" for July-September 2006. He was also the recipient of "The Leadership Award" at the First Term Airmen Center in September 2005.




2004 Baccalaureate of Arts in Saxophone Performance, University of Denver, Denver, CO

2014 Professional Certificate in General Music Studies, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA