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Technical Sergeant Ed Zaryky

Technical Sergeant Ed Zaryky performs as a percussionist with The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base Nebraska.  In addition to his musical duties, he serves as a Government Purchase Card holder for the band.

A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Technical Sergeant Zaryky holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Rowan University and a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins.  He spent two summers as the Charles Owen Fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival & School and one summer as Principal Timpanist of the National Repertory Orchestra.  Professionally, Sergeant Zaryky has performed with a number of ensembles around the nation including the Omaha Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, American Symphony, and Harrisburg Symphony.  He has performed with artists such as Lee Greenwood, Al Jarreau, Gerard Schwarz, and Hollywood composer John Williams.  Sergeant Zaryky was also formerly the director of Percussion Studies at York College of Pennsylvania.


2004 Bachelor of Music-Music Education, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
2006 Master of Music-Percussion Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2019 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2014 Airmen Leadership School, Kapaun Air Station, Germany


January 2011-May 2013, Band of the United States Air Force Reserve, Robins AFB, Georgia
May 2013-July 2015, United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Ramstein, Germany
July 2015-Present, USAF Heartland of America Band, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska


Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Medal


Technical Sergeant June 1, 2018
Staff Sergeant May 1, 2015
Senior Airman March 2, 2013
Airman First Class December 30, 2010

(Current as of July 2019)