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Technical Sergeant Joseph Hudson

Technical Sergeant Joseph Hudson joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in 2021. He is a trombonist in the Concert Band, Falconaires jazz ensemble, and Marching Band. Since joining the Air Force in 2016, TSgt Hudson has been blessed to perform in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Palau, Hawaii, and various states throughout the southwestern United States.

TSgt Hudson is a native of Lexington, KY. He was a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, CO) in 2012 and 2013 and a member of the National Repertory Orchestra (Boulder, CO) in 2014. TSgt Hudson is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2014 under the tutelage of Per Brevig. In 2016, TSgt Hudson received a Master of Music degree from the University of Kentucky, where he studied with Brad Kerns.

2010 High School Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, MI
2014 Bachelor of Music, Manhattan School of Music, NY
2016 Master of Music, University of Kentucky, KY

January 2017 – June 2018, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO
June 2018 – August 2020, USAF Band of the Pacific, Yokota AB, Japan
August 2020 – September 2021, USAF Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA
September 2021 – Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson AFB, CO

Air Force Achievement Medal
AF Organizational Excellence Award
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Basic Military Training Honor Graduate

Airman First Class – December 20, 2016
Senior Airman – March 16, 2019
Technical Sergeant – September 14, 2021