Tech Sergeant Cheryl Przytula

Technical Sergeant Cheryl Przytula arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH in January, 2015 and is the newest trumpet player in the USAF Band of Flight. She is a member of Wright Brass and performs occasionally with the larger Band of Flight.

A native of Imperial, CA, she graduated from Central Union High School in 1983 and entered California State University Long Beach as a Music Performance major. In 1993, she won the Principal Trumpet position in the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra in Mexico City and performed in and around the vicinity until her return to the US in 1996.

TSgt Przytula joined the US Air Force in April, 1998 and started her career as a bandsman at Travis Air Force Base, CA. Since then, she has had three other band assignments prior to joining the USAF Band of Flight. Throughout her career, she has performed with a variety of ensembles and has been a featured trumpet/cornet soloist with each band.

In December 2012, TSgt Przytula became a member of the Patriot Honor Guard at Hanscom AFB. She served as the unit's Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for one year and participated in over 100 military funerals, occasionally playing Taps live.

In her spare time, she enjoys weightlifting, rowing, motorcycles, learning about ancient culture/history and spending time with her family and cats.

EDUCATION:
1991 Bachelor of Music Degree, Trumpet Performance; California State University Long Beach
2002 Airman Leadership School; Kapaun AB, Germany
2011 Associate's Degree, Music; Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
2012 Noncommissioned Officer Academy;McGee-Tyson Air National Guard base, TN

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. June 1998-October 2001: USAF Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA
2. October 2001-October 2003: USAFE Band, Sembach AB, Germany
3. November 2003-August 2008: USAF Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, VA
4. August 2008 to December 2012: USAF Band of Liberty, Hanscom AFB, MA
5. December 2012 - June 2014: Patriot Honor Guard, Hanscom AFB, MA
6. July 2014 - January 2015: Airman & Family Readiness Center, Hanscom AFB, MA
7. January 2015 to present: USAF Band of Flight, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class June 2, 1998
Senior Airman August 2, 2000
Staff Sergeant November 1, 2002
Technical Sergeant August 1, 2011