Master Sergeant Joshua Fedele is a Saxophonist and Music Productions Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois.
MSgt Fedele was born in Orlando, Florida and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY where he studied Music Education and Saxophone Performance with Miles and Lisa Osland. He continued is study of the Saxophone at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio with Dr. Shelley Jagow.
Msgt Fedele enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corps in October of 1996 and began his first assignment as a saxophonist with the 1st Marine Division Band, MCB Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California in March of 1997. As a member of the 1st MARDIV Band, he performed in three ensembles and was frequently a featured soloist. In May of 2000, nearing the end of his USMC enlistment, Marine Corps Sergeant Fedele auditioned for, and was accepted into the USAF Bands and Music Program. He began his first assignment with the USAF Band of Mid-America in November of 2000. After stops at JB Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, MSgt Fedele returned to his Air Force roots in August 2013.
MSgt Fedele's professional credits include live performances and recordings with Tom Money Orchestra, Ron Jones, Miles and Lisa Osland, Bobby Shew, Bobby Watson, Karel Husa, Lynn Klok, Sammy Nestico, and Toni Tennille.
1994 - University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1996 - Basic Military Training, MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina
2007 - Noncommisioned Officer Academy, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
2012-2013 - Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
March 1997-October 2000, 1st Marine Division Band, MCB Camp Pendleton, California
November 2000-August 2005, Regional Band Journeyman, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois
September 2005-July 2011, Regional Band Craftsman, USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Aug 2011-June 2013, Regional Band Craftsman, USAF Band of Flight, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
July 2013-Present, Regional Band Craftsman, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, Illinois
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
2012 Musician of the Quarter, October-December
2013 SNCO of the Quarter, January-March
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
USMC Private First Class, October 22, 1996
USMC Lance Corporal, April 1, 1997
USMC Corporal, August 1, 1998
USMC Sergeant, April 1, 2000
USAF Staff Sergeant November 17, 2000
Technical Sergeant, August 1, 2006
Master Sergeant, October 1, 2012