Staff Sgt. Daniel Walley is a tubist with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Niceville, Florida., his Air Force career began in September 2012.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Walley received a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance in May 2011. Prior to joining the Air Force, he also completed a year of study toward his Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
In 2008, Walley was the winner of the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium competition in the student category. He also went on to become a semi-finalist in the 2010 International Tuba and Euphonium Competition in Tucson, Ariz. His primary teachers include Dr. Joseph Skillen and Alan Baer of the New York Philharmonic.