Senior Airman Sarah Moyers serves as a vocalist in the USAF Heritage of America Band. Originally from Catlett, Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from George Mason University, where she studied under Dr. Darden Purcell (USAF High Flight), Dr. Shawn Purcell (US Navy Commodores), Pr. Wade Beach (USAF Airmen of Note), Pr. Jim Carroll (Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra), Pr. Anthony Maiello (American Festival Pops Orchestra), and Pr. Victor Provost (renowned steel pannist).
While completing her degree, SrA Moyers was the featured vocalist with the Mason Jazz Ensemble (dir. Jim Carroll) and was highly active with the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble (dir. Darden Purcell). Her performances with the groups have taken her to the 2016 Kansas City Jazz Summit (Kansas City, MO), where she won an award for “Outstanding Musicianship,” as well as to the Jazz Education Network Conferences in 2017 (New Orleans, LA) and 2018 (Dallas, TX). SrA Moyers can be heard as a featured soloist on the albums Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Swing (2016) by Mason Jazz and Voice of Reason (2018) by the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble. She has shared the stage with artists such as the New York Voices, John Pizzarelli, and Patti LuPone, and has and appeared at venues including the historic jazz club Blues Alley (Washington, D.C.). SrA Moyers was awarded 2nd Place in the 2018 International Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition for her performance of songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Prior to joining the Air Force, SrA Moyers performed as a freelance vocalist throughout the D.C./Metro area. She also taught piano and voice through several companies including her own private studio.
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
1. Oct 2018 - Nov 2020 Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
2. November 2020 - Present, Air Force Band of the Pacific , Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon