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Technical Sergeant Chris Baird

Technical Sgt. Christopher Baird is a percussionist with the Ceremonial Brass. Originally from Long Island, New York, he joined The United States Air Force Band in 2023.

Before joining the Air Force, he participated in Band’s Diversity Fellowship Program and performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony and Sinfonia Gulf Coast, among others.

Sgt. Baird earned a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from Florida State University and a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. His primary teachers include Bobby Blum, Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, Jeffrey Moore and John W. Parks IV.