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Technical Sergeant Joseph Velez

Technical Sgt. Joseph A. Velez is a clarinetist with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, his career in the Air Force began in 2017.

Before joining the Air Force, Velez performed with the West Michigan Symphony, Michigan Philharmonic, and Ocala Symphony Orchestra. He also participated in the National Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival. Currently, Velez also performs with the Apollo Orchestra and The Pressenda Chamber Players.

A graduate of The Florida State University, Velez received a Bachelor of Music and went on to earn a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. His teachers include Daniel Gilbert, Chad Burrow, Frank Kowalsky, Deborah Bish, and Jonathan Holden.