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SrA Joseph Hudson

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Senior Airman (SrA) Joseph Hudson is a trombonist in the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Concert Band and Rhythm in Blue jazz ensemble. Since joining the Air Force in 2016, SrA Hudson has been blessed to perform in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Palau, Hawaii, and various states throughout the western and southwestern United States.   
 
SrA Hudson is a native of Lexington, KY. He was a New Horizons Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) in 2012 and 2013 and a member of the National Repertory Orchestra (Boulder, CO) in 2014. SrA Hudson is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2014 under the tutelage of Per Brevig (former principal trombone Metropolitan Opera Orchestra). In 2016, SrA Hudson received a Master of Music degree from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Brad Kerns.    
 
EDUCATION
2014 Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music, NY
2016 Master of Music, University of Kentucky, KY
 
ASSIGNMENTS
  1. January 2017 - June 2018, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
  2. June 2018 - August 2020, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
  3. August 2020 - Present, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate
AF Training Ribbon
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class December 20, 2016
Senior Airman March 16, 2019
 
(Current as of November 2020)