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Senior Master Sergeant Heike J. Gazetti

Senior Master Sergeant Heike Gazetti joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in October 1998. She currently performs as clarinetist with the Concert Band, Marching Band, and the Rockies Clarinet Quartet.

Sergeant Gazetti joined the United States Air Force in September of 1998.  After completing basic military training, she was assigned to The USAF Band of the Rockies, also known as the USAF Academy Band. During her time in the Academy Band, Sergeant Gazetti has performed with the Concert Band, Solar Winds, Academy Winds, and Solaris.  In 2009 she deployed with Mirage to Southwest Asia in support of US troops and coalition forces.  Currently Sergeant Gazetti enjoys her role of Drum Major for the Marching Band and performing Community Relations and Educational Outreach programs with the Rockies Clarinet Quartet.

Sergeant Gazetti began musical studies with Louisville Orchestra Clarinetist, Dallas Tidwell, and went on to study clarinet with Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima, Ronald DeKant, David Shifrin, Bil Jackson, and most recently, Sergei Vassiliev. She is a regular member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, and has also played with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Fort Colllins Symphony, and Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra.

1992 High School Diploma, Highlands High School, Ft Thomas, KY
1996 Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY
1998 Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, Yale University School of Music, New Haven, CT
2002 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Peterson AFB, CO
2005 Associate in Applied Science, Music, Community College of the Air Force
2006 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Non-Residence Course 12
2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Course, USAF Academy, CO
2016 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Non-Residence Course 14
2016 Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I Course

1. October 1998 – October 2010, USAF Band of the Rockies, Peterson AFB, CO
2. October 2010 – Present, USAF Academy Band, USAF Academy, CO

Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate

Airman First Class – 9 September 1998
Technical Sergeant – 26 October 1998
Master Sergeant – 1 September 2005
Senior Master Sergeant – 1 April 2021