MSgt Joshua Holdridge


MSgt Joshua Holdridge serves as a bassist for the Band of the Pacific as of August, 2018.

Originally hailing from Los Angeles, CA, MSgt Holdridge is pursuing a Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Degree from the University of Maryland University College.  Prior to joining the Air Force, he was a freelance musician in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed with the late Ted Curson, a Charles Mingus alumni at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland in 1997.  In addition, he was the house bassist at the Silverado Country Club in Napa, CA before joining the Air Force in 2001. 


1999 - Associate of Arts, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
2001- Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2006- Airman Leadership School, Academic Excellence & Distinguished Graduate Awards, Yokota AB Japan
2009- CompTIA A+ Certification
2010 - Japanese Level III Proficiency (JLPT)
2014- CompTIA Network+ Certification
2015- NCO Academy, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, TN                                                                                                                                            2018 – Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing/Switching


2001 -  2005, The USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA       
2005 -  2010, The USAF Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota AB, Japan
2010 - 2011, The 561st Air National Guard Band, Moffett FAF, San Jose, CA
2011 - 2013, The USAF Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
2013 - 2018, The USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL                                                                                                                                                                        2018 – Present, The USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan


  1. AF Commendation Medal
  2. AF Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
  3. AF Organization Excellence ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
  4. AF Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster
  5. National Defense Service Medal
  6. AF Longevity Service Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster
  7. USAF PME Graduate Ribbon
  8. AF Training Ribbon


Senior Airman, February 9, 2004
Staff Sergeant, March 1, 2006
Technical Sergeant, November 1, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master Sergeant, October 1, 2018