Staff Sergeant Simon Evans, from Charlottesville, Virginia, is a bassist for the Band of Mid America, Scott AFB, Illinois. He currently performs with Starlifter.
Before beginning his Air Force career, Airman Evans completed his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from James Madison University. As an undergraduate, he had the distinct opportunity to perform with Bobby Mcferrin, Sheila Jordan, Wycliffe Gordon, and John Hollenbeck. After graduating from JMU, Sgt Evans freelanced in the Central Virginia area with regional orchestras, jazz groups, and contemporary bands.
His former teachers include Peter Spaar, Sam Cross, Michael Priester, and Dane Alderson.
2014 Bachelor of Music, Music Education - James Madison University
Basic Military Training Lackland AFB, Texas October 2015 - December 2015
Scott AFB, Illinois December 2015 - Present
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 04 December 2015