Master Sergeant Matthew Kuebler, a native of Evansville, IN, is a tubist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, where he performs in the Concert Band and Ceremonial Band. Additionally, Sergeant Kuebler serves as Section Chief of Publicity.
Sergeant Kuebler graduated from Reitz High School, Evansville, Indiana, in 1991. He then attended the University of Kentucky and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 1995. In 2001 Sergeant Kuebler earned a Master of Music Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He also was accepted in the doctoral program of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) were he attended from 1997- 1999.
Prior to enlisting in the Air Force, Sergeant Kuebler worked throughout Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky as a freelance musician. He was member of the All-American College Band for Disneyland in 1994 and played with Columbus Brass Quintet from 1996-2001. Sergeant Kuebler has been a substitute for both the Richmond Symphony and the Evansville Philharmonic. He was also a member and featured soloist of the Jack Daniels Original Silver Cornet Band from 1997-2001.
In 2001 Sergeant Kuebler auditioned for the U.S. Air Force Bands & Music Program and was assigned to the Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, IL. In 2011 he moved to the east coast where he spent two wonderful years with the Band of Liberty at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA before returning to Scott in the summer of 2013.
1995- Bachelor of Music, University of Kentucky
2001- Master of Music, Indiana University
2001- Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2005- Airman Leadership School, Scott AFB, Illinois
2012- Associate in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force
Nov 2001-Aug 2011 USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Aug 2011-July 2013 USAF Band of Liberty, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
July 2013-present USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force, Illinois
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
2005 John L. Levitow Award, Scott AFB, Illinois
2005 Airman of the Year, USAF Band of Mid-America
2006 NCO of the Quarter, USAF Band of Mid-America
2009-2011 & 2013-present, Adjunct Professor of Music, Mckendree University
2013 Musician of the Quarter, USAF Band of Liberty
2014 Life Member, VFW Post 7682
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 25 Sep 2001
Senior Airmen 25 Jan 2004
Staff Sergeant 01 Mar 2006
Technical Sergeant 01 Dec 2011
Master Sergeant 01 Oct 2018