Staff Sergeant Derrick Newbold serves as a Saxophonist for the USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL. Previously he was a member of the USAF Band of the Pacific starting in February, 2016.
Originally hailing from Miami, Florida, Sergeant Newbold pursued a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University. In addition to his academic pursuits, SSgt Newbold studied with renowned artists Diego Rivera, Rodney Whitaker, Mike Brignola, Etienne Charles, and Xavier Davis.
2013 Bachelors of Music in Commercial Music, Florida Atlantic University
2015 Masters of Music in Jazz Studies, Michigan State University
Feb 2016 - Apr 2023: USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
Apr 2023 - Present: USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott AFB, IL
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
1. National Defense Service Medal
2. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
3. AF Training Ribbon
4. Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman First Class 17 November 2015
Senior Airman 17 March 2018
Staff Sergeant 1 January 2020