Staff Sergeant Bryan Andrews, a native of Newark, OH, is stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii where he performs as a bassist with the United States Air Force Band of the Pacific. During his time with the Band of the Pacific Sergeant Andrews has performed with Hana Hou and Small Kine, the popular music ensembles, and Papana, the Jazz ensemble.
Sergeant Andrews graduated from Newark High School, Newark, Ohio in 2004. He then took some time away from formal schooling to explore the life of the freelance musician. For the following three years Sergeant Andrews traveled around the Mid-West performing at popular sites for historical reenactments with various local folk artists. In 2007 Sergeant Andrews decided to continue his formal schooling and enrolled in the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music in 2011 and his Master of Music in 2013.
While completing his Bachelors and Masters Degrees, Sergeant Andrews sought out performance opportunities with local orchestras such as: The Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, The Dayton Philharmonic, The Queen City Opera, The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and many others. He also dedicated time to teaching young, aspiring musicians. From private guitar lessons to group piano classes, Sergeant Andrews helped younger generations of musicians hone their craft and find new sources of inspiration.
In 2013 Sergeant Andrews 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 2016 he moved to the beautiful island of Oahu to work with the Band of the Pacific.
2007 Bachelor of Music, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
2013 Master of Music, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio
2018 Airman Leadership School, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Dec 2013 – Feb 2014 Air Force Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
Feb 2014 – Jul 2016 USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
Jul 2016 – Present USAF Band of the Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
AF Longevity Service
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)
2018 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class, December 2013
Senior Airman, April 2016
Staff Sergeant, April 2018
(Current as of 20 July 2019)