Master Sergeant Shawna E. Kuebler, a native of Ohio, plays euphonium and piano in the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. She is a member of the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band and Hot Brass popular music ensemble.
Sergeant Kuebler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Euphonium Concentration from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (2000), and is near the completion of a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. Her teachers have included Mr. Tim Northcut, Mr. Daniel Perantoni, Dr. Paul Droste and Mr. Harvey Phillips. Her piano background began at age 5 studying with Mrs. Katherine K. Beard, and continued into adulthood under the tutelage of her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Burnett. Whilst studying Euphonium at Indiana University, Sergeant Kuebler completed her cognate in jazz piano.
Sergeant Kuebler has performed Euphonium with the Jack Daniels' Silver Cornet Band, the Harvey Phillips Tuba Company and the famed Tuba Santas. In 2002, she auditioned for the U. S. Air Force Bands & Music Program and earned an assignment with the Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
2000 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
2007 Airmen Leadership School, Scott Air Force Base
2013 Associate in Applied Science Music, Community College of the Air Force
Nov 2002-Jan 2003 Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Jan 2003-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 one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster
AF Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 19 Nov 2002
Senior Airmen 19 March 2005
Staff Sergeant 1 Jan 2008