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Chief Master Sergeant Brian F. MacDonald

Chief Master Sgt. Brian MacDonald is the lead trumpeter and Flight Chief of The Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.  A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, his career in the Air Force began in 1999.

After graduating from Nova High School in 1991, MacDonald began his studies at Broward Community College where he was a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators National Community College Jazz Band in 1993 and 1995. In 1999, he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Music degree in performance. MacDonald has performed with the Woody Herman Band, the Maynard Ferguson Band and the Glenn Miller Band. Additionally, he has made numerous appearances on national television with KC and the Sunshine Band. His teachers include Jeff Kaye, Gil Johnson, Bobby Shew and Roger Ingram.

While in the military, MacDonald has been featured on the Airmen of Note's 50th and 60th anniversary concerts, the recreation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra tour to Europe and Turkey, Operation Desert Greetings tour to CENTCOM, and has performed at the Detroit, San Jose and Elkhart jazz festivals.