Airman First Class Dana Bowers is a vocalist with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She is currently a member of the Hot Brass Band and the Concert Band.
Originally from New York, Bowers grew up singing and training as a vocalist. Classically trained with a focus on musical theatre and opera, she has performed multiple times in All-State Choirs as well as had leading roles in several high school, college, and professional musicals. Some of Bowers’ favorite musical theatre roles included: Laurey (Oklahoma!), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Natalie (Next to Normal), and Marian (The Music Man). Additionally, when time allows, Bowers enjoys playing guitar and singing at local venues.
Dana received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. There, Bowers trained under opera singer Timothy Morningstar. Bowers graduated from Plattsburgh with honors and received awards including KCACTF Irene Ryan Acting Nomination.
Professionally, Bowers has worked as a performer at Cain Park and Cedar Point in Ohio where she was in the cast of “On Broadway!”, a musical revue.
In her free time Bowers enjoys participating in Crossfit, Tough Mudders and Spartan Races. She enjoys reading, eating Cinnabon and spending time with her French bulldog, Georgie.
2016 Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, SUNY Plattsburgh
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Honor Graduate - Air Force Basic Military Training
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Basic Military Training
FEB- APR 201, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
APRIL 2018 Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 6 April 2018