Senior Airman (SrA) Evan Drumm is a trombonist with the United States Air Force Band of the West at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas. SrA Drumm earned a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education (2017) and Master of Music in Jazz Studies and Music Production (2019) from the University of Central Oklahoma where his primary teachers were Jeff Kidwell and Lee Rucker.
Before starting his Air Force Career, SrA Drumm was an active performer and teacher in the Oklahoma City area. Drumm has performed with the Fountain City Brass Band, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, and the Edmond Jazz Orchestra. He was a finalist in the American Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Solo Competition in 2020 and received an “Outstanding Soloist Award” at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in 2018. Drumm was also an audio engineer for Fountain City Brass Band’s winning virtual performance at the inaugural Cory Online Brass Band Championship in 2020. In his free time, SrA Drumm enjoys trying new foods, learning new software, and retro video-gaming.
2017: Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond OK
2019: Master of Jazz Studies - Music Production, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond OK
July 2021 - September 2021, Student, Basic Military Training, JBSA Lackland, TX
September 2021 - present, Regional Band Trombone, Band of the West, JBSA Lackland, TX
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Effective Date of Promotion:
Airman First Class - 2 September 2021
Senior Airman – 13 May 2023