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Airman 1st Class Leah Solis

Airman First Class Leah Solis is a native of Houston, Texas. She studied oboe under teachers Jonathan Fischer and Robert Atherholt of the Houston Symphony, and James Ryon of the Baton Rouge Symphony. Prior to her current assignment at the Band of the West, A1C Solis taught private music lessons and worked as a freelance musician with various musical ensembles across north and southeast Texas for ten years. In her spare time, A1C Solis enjoys hiking, running, rock climbing, and reading.


2015: Bachelor of Music, Oboe Performance, University of North Texas
2017: Master of Music, Oboe Performance, University of Houston

1. Jan 2023 – March 2023, student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
2. March 2023 – Present, oboist, USAF Band of the West, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION: Airman First Class 23 March 2023