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Master Sergeant Michael Alan Hampf

Master Sgt. Michael Alan Hampf is a French hornist and Production Audio Editor with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Houston, Texas, his career in the Air Force began in 2003.

Hampf attended the University of Texas in Austin, graduating in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music degree. He then went on to study at Yale University, where he received his Master of Music degree. In 2007 Hampf earned an Associate in Science degree in management and later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences. He has also attended the Aspen music festival, the Kent/Blossom music festival and the Rafael Mendez Brass institute with the Summit Brass. His former teachers include Wayne Barrington, David Wakefield, Rich King, William Purvis, Vincent DeRosa, and Kevin Puts (composition).

Highlights of Master Sgt. Hampf's Air Force career include the 2014 Concert Band tour of the Midwest United States and the 2010 Veterans Day tribute performance with guest artists Peter Cetera, the country band Lonestar, and vocalist Melinda Doolittle. Hampf's most meaningful engagements during his career have been as an alternate drum major, leading the band in full honors funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.