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Chief Master Sergeant Brian Mann

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Mann is the Chief of Operations for The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the planning and execution of 1600 missions annually for the 184-member unit. His Air Force career began in 2001 as a percussionist with the Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, where he performed with the Ceremonial Band, Concert Band, and the Noteables Jazz Ensemble. Originally from Waseca, Minnesota, he joined The United States Air Force Band in 2003 as a percussionist with the Ceremonial Brass. 

A 2001 graduate of The University of South Dakota, Chief Mann earned a Bachelor of Music degree in education. During his collegiate studies, he was an MTNA National Finalist, a University of South Dakota Concerto competition winner, and MENC president. He has studied percussion with Dr. Sarah Smith-Waters and jazz improvisation with Dr. Christopher Kocher.