Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Polk is the bass trombonist with the Airmen of Note, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Greenbush, Maine, his career in the Air Force began in 2013.
Before joining the Air Force, he served as an adjunct instructor of music at both Western Kentucky University and Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College. He also freelanced in Nashville, Tenn., and has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, and the Duffy Jackson Big Band.
A graduate of the University of North Texas, Polk received a Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance. He also holds a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music Industry from James Madison University.