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Master Sergeant Adrian Holton

Master Sgt. Adrian Holton is a trumpeter with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Palm Harbor, Florida, his Air Force career began in 2012 as a trumpeter with the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, CO, where he performed with the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Stellar Brass.

Before joining the Air Force, Holton worked five seasons as a student musician at Walt Disney World a was a member of the 2005 Collegiate All-Star Band.  He toured Japan twice with Broadway shows, Blast! and Blast II: MIX, and spent two years performing aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Holton has also toured and/or performed with Brass of the Potomac, American Chamber Winds, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra.  Additionally, he was the Conductor and Music Director of both the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Orchestra and Colorado Springs Brass and has guest conducted the United States Air Force Academy Band and the United States Air Force Band on multiple occasions. Holton is currently the music director and principal conductor of National Concert Band of America and assistant director of the Maryland Band Directors Band at Montgomery College.

Holton holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. His teachers include John Rommel, Dr. Jay Coble, Gary Langford, Roger Steward, and Dr. Shanti Simon.