OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus Tour Coordinators
Master Sergeant Adam Getz
Master Sergeant Adam Getz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from Lock Haven University. He served in the 389th Army Band at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and the 8th Army Band in Seoul, Korea. MSG Getz also serves as the Army Field Band Drum Major.
Sergeant First Class Joshua Fox
Sergeant First Class Joshua Fox, originally from Hesperia, California, started saxophone in the 6th grade and played through high school in both the concert and jazz bands. After high school, he attended Fullerton Community College to study jazz under James Linahon and saxophone with Leo Potts. He later transferred to the University of North Texas, where he earned his Bachelor of Music degree while studying under Jim Riggs. After graduation from University of North Texas, SFC Fox became the Associate Director of Bands for the Carroll Independent School District of Southlake, Texas, where he taught concert band, jazz band, and orchestra for grades 6-12. During his time at CISD, SFC Fox helped the jazz program grow from one high school band to eight junior high and high school bands. This culminated in the program’s first qualification to the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition, where they placed within the top 15 high school bands in the nation.
Sergeant First Class Tyler Shultz
Sergeant First Class Tyler Shultz, originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, joined the Army as a saxophone player in 2006. Before joining The U.S. Army Field Band as a Tour Coordinator in 2014, SFC Shultz served at the TRADOC Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia, the SHAPE International Band in Mons, Belgium, and the I Corps Army Band at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. While at SHAPE, SFC Shultz toured extensively throughout Europe with the NATO Jazz Orchestra, with notable performances at the Guinness Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland), Imatra Big Band Festival (Imatra, Finland), and the Chateau de Versailles (Versailles, France). In 2008 SFC Shultz was recognized as the Fort Monroe Soldier of the Year, and in 2014 had the distinction of being named the Army Music Junior NCO of the Year (Active Component). Prior to enlisting, SFC Shultz earned a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Maryland, College Park where he studied saxophone with Mr. Chris Vadala.
Jazz Ambassadors Tour Coordinators
Sergeant First Class Jonathan Milburn
Sergeant First Class Jonathan Milburn has served in the Signal Corps Band, 2nd Infantry Division Band, and the 1st Cavalry Division Band. SFC Milburn attended the Armed Forces School of Music and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources at the University of Maryland University College. He joined The United States Army Field Band in 2010.
Sergeant First Class Todd Stubbs
Sergeant First Class Todd Stubbs served with the 62nd Army Band at Ft. Huachuca and the USAREUR Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from SUNY Potsdam, and also studied at McGill University in Montreal and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. SFC Stubbs joined The U.S. Army Field Band as a Tour Coordinator in 2013.
Six-String Soldiers Tour Coordinator
Sergeant First Class Marc Purinton
Sergeant First Class Marc Purinton was born in Windham, Maine, and joined the Army as a trumpet player in August 2002. He has served with the Infantry Center Band at Fort Benning, Georgia, the Eighth United States Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, and the 1st Cavalry Division Band at Fort Hood, Texas. He has more than six years of overseas experience, including a combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. SFC Purinton is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology from Rio Salado University. He joined The Army Field Band in 2013.