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Airman 1st Class Jonah Kelly

Airman First Class Jonah Kelly is a trumpet player in the Air Force Band of Mid-America.

He performs with the Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, and Starlifter. He joined the band in December 2021.

Airman Kelly was born and raised in Lincoln, NE where he performed with the Plymouth Brass, Bobby Layne Orchestra, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, and the Palladium Brass.

He has studied with Tom Kelly, David Hickman, and Doc Severinsen, and attended Baylor University where he continued to study the trumpet with Wiff Rudd, Mark Schubert and Alex Parker. Airman Kelly has performed at the National Trumpet Competition as a soloist and was an ensemble division finalist in 2018 and 2019.


National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Basic Military Training


October-November 2021 - Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
December 2021 - present, USAF Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois