Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Justin Weisenborn, a native of Garland, Texas, performs on trumpet with the United States Air Force (USAF) Band of the West, located at JBSA – Lackland, Texas. Prior to joining the Air Force, SSgt Weisenborn was a trumpet instructor and freelance musician throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He enjoyed playing with various jazz combos, big bands, brass quintets, and original groups. Additionally, SSgt Weisenborn performed in the National Trumpet Competition, where he was the winner of the 2016 Graduate Solo Division.
SSgt Weisenborn earned a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance with a Minor in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University, where he studied with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and jazz trumpeter Akira Sato. In 2017, SSgt Weisenborn received his Master of Music in trumpet performance from Oklahoma State University, where he studied with Dr. Ryan Gardner and served as the graduate assistant for the trumpet studio.
2011 Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2017 Master of Music, Trumpet Performance, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
April 2017-April 2021, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
April 2021 – present, USAF Band of the West, JBSA – Lackland, Texas
Major Awards and Decorations:
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Effective Dates of Promotion:
Airman First Class - February 7, 2017
Senior Airman - June 7, 2019
Staff Sergeant - March 1, 2021