OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND
Master Sergeant Nicholas Althouse
Master Sergeant Nicholas Althouse is a native of Salem, Ohio. He attended the University of North Texas for Doctoral studies and has earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Baroque Trumpet Performance from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. MSG Althouse has performed throughout the United States and Europe in ensembles and as a soloist on both modern and baroque trumpets. He performs in the Concert Band trumpet section and the Chamber Brass as well as serving as the band’s Production Manager. Prior to joining the The U.S. Army Field Band in 2008, he served with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, the United States Air Force Europe Band, the 106th Army Band, and as a paralegal in the Air Force Reserve.
Master Sergeant Jared Morgan (Section Leader)
Master Sergeant Jared Morgan came to The U.S. Army Field Band from the New Jersey National Guard. Originally enlisting as a French horn player, MSG Morgan played with the 63rd Army Band for 12 years. While with the 63rd Army Band, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from Montclair State University. At the time, his civilian career was his focus, and MSG Morgan worked as an editor at networks like CBS Sports Network and Major League Baseball Network, where he would eventually win an Emmy Award. In 2009 MSG Morgan was assigned to The United States Army Soldier Show as an audio engineer, and his work there would eventually lead him to the Media Producer position he holds with the Army Field Band today.
Sergeant First Class James Little
Sergeant First Class James Little, is originally from Miami, Florida. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band, SFC Little served as a Watercraft Engineer and was the Technical Director for the U.S. Army Soldier Show from February 2007 until May 2009.
Staff Sergeant Joshua Buxton
Originally from Hinton, Oklahoma, Staff Sergeant Joshua Buxton began his military service with the United States Navy in 2005 as a Yeoman serving onboard the USS Cape St. George. After the Navy, SSG Buxton served with the Oklahoma National Guard 145th Army Band as Enlisted Conductor and Euphonium player for 8 years while earning a Bachelor of Music degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Oklahoma City University. After graduate school in 2014, SSG Buxton auditioned for a trombone position with the Army Bands while taking on additional duties in Production. Video Production quickly became a focus for SSG Buxton, and he went on to study at the New York Film Academy. Before joining The United States Army Field Band in 2021, he was assigned to the 98th Army Band at Fort Rucker, Alabama and the 77th Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Staff Sergeant Samantha Tadelman
SSG Samantha Tadelman is from the suburbs of Chicago, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Columbia College Chicago. Before enlisting in the Army, she worked as a videojournalist for a national television network covering politics at the White House and Capitol. Previously, she worked in different local news markets as an Emmy-nominated editor and videographer. SSG Tadelman joined The U.S. Army Field Band in 2020.
Sergeant First Class Todd Sturniolo
Sergeant First Class Todd Sturniolo earned his Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Steve Witser. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, where he studied with James Erdman. SFC Sturniolo is an active trombonist, performing in the trombone section and as soloist with the Concert Band. He has also appeared as a guest artist and soloist with the Jazz Ambassadors. Prior to joining The U.S. Army Field Band in 2003, he was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra (Ohio) and performed with the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Band. SFC Sturniolo has served as an adjudicator for International Trombone Association trombone competitions.