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Senior Airman Michael Roe

Senior Airman Mike Roe is a Percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA. Originally from Brookings, South Dakota, his Air Force career began in 2018.

SrA Roe is a 2012 graduate of South Dakota State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in music. In 2014 he received a Master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Arkansas, where he also received a performer’s certificate in 2015. SrA Roe continued his education at the University of Nebraska, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2018. Roe’s widely varied performance career has allowed him the opportunity to play in many distinctive venues, including the 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, two Jazz Education Network (JEN) National Conferences in 2017 and 2018, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2016.



2012 Bachelor of Arts in Music – South Dakota State University

2014 Master of Music, Percussion Performance – University of Arkansas

2015 Performer’s Certificate – University of Arkansas

2018 Doctor of Musical Arts, Percussion – University of Nebraska – Lincoln


AWARDS AND DECORATIONS                                                                    DEVICES

  1. National Defense Service Medal                                                                     0
  2. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal                                                          0
  3. AF Training Ribbon                                                                                          0



1. January 2018 - Present, Percussionist, Band of the Golden West, Travis AFB, CA/USA


Airman First Class - November 2018

Senior Airman - December 2020

(Current as of Jan 2021)