Wes has served as bass trombonist with the United States Army Field Band since 2005. He has performed as a featured soloist with the Concert Band on works by Chris Brubeck, Daniel Schnyder, Eric Ewazen, Derek Bourgeois, and Steven Verhelst. He is an active performer and clinician with the Army Field Band Trombone Ensemble, as well as the Federal Brass Instrumentalists. Wes earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University in 2005, where he studied with M. Dee Stewart and Peter Ellefson. He also spent four months abroad in Vienna, Austria studying with Ian Bousfield. Wes served as bass trombonist with the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus (IN) Philharmonic Orchestra, and the 2004 Disney Collegiate All-Star Band. In addition to music, Wes enjoys photography, sports and traveling with his wife, Becky, and their children, Andrew and Julia.