Master Sgt. Joshua Cullum is the Assistant Drum Major for The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of Green City, Missouri, he joined the Air Force in 2009 as a trombonist with the Ceremonial Brass. Cullum began serving as an Auxiliary Drum Major in 2012 and was formally appointed Assistant Drum Major in January of 2019.
Sergeant Cullum earned his Master of Music degree from Yale University Schoolof Music in 2008 and his Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music in 2006. He continues to be an active performer on both trombone and euphonium, having performed with the National Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Richmond Symphony, and Delaware Symphony, among others. He also enjoys teaching and has been a clinician at the University of Delaware, University of Akron, and Kent State University.
Sergeant Cullum's Air Force career highlights include the 2012 Airmen of Note Spring tour, two presidential inaugural parades, two Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, 2014 Kennedy Center Honors, Anthems at Nationals Park, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and U.S. Bank Stadium, and numerous appearances on NBC'sTODAY Show.