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Dr. Haley Armstrong

A native of Sonora, California, Dr. Haley Armstrong earned Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Eastern Washington University. After graduation she taught middle and high school band in Medical Lake School District in Washington then earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana. In 2010 she earned her Doctorate in Conducting from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Most recently Dr. Armstrong worked as a Flight Commander and Conductor for the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. where she was the Officer in Charge of the Concert Band and Airmen of Note. Prior to that assignment she was the Commander and Conductor of the Air Force Band of the Pacific stationed at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo Japan. In this position she led two bands, one in Japan and one in Hawaii, providing all of the musical support for Air Force missions across 36 nations in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Dr. Armstrong also held positions as the Commander and Conductor for the Air Force Band of the Golden West at Travis Air Force Base, CA and the Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes in Toledo, OH. Prior to her commission she was enlisted as a trumpet player with the Air National Guard Band of the Central States and the Air National Guard Band of the Northwest and continues to love to play trumpet in chamber, concert, symphonic and jazz ensembles. While teaching, she will continue to serve in the Air Force Reserves on a part-time basis as a Public Affairs Officer at Osan Air Base near Soul, South Korea.

As a guest conductor, Dr. Armstrong has worked for many regional Air Force bands leading them in concerts and ceremonies including a performance for Past President George W. Bush. She was also honored to work with multiple international schools, community and professional ensembles in Qatar, Japan and Guam. In the United States, Dr. Armstrong has also conducted many honor bands and school ensembles and continues to work in the educational community giving clinics and musical workshops to young musicians.