Alan Bonner Lt. Colonel Alan Bonner USAF (retired) 2004HSB - Guest Artists
...Prior to assuming his duties with the National Headquarters, Colonel Bonner served as the Commander and Conductor of the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC.His
four years at the helm of the United States Air Force's premiere band culminated a 26 year career in the Air Force.A special highlight of his career occurred when Colonel Bonner led the Strategic Air Command Band on a six-nation tour of the Persian Gulf on a special mission to support our troops in the United Nations Desert Shield Operation.Originally from Idabel, Oklahoma, he is a 1969 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of music education.In 1981 he earned a master of music in trumpet performance from the University of South Florida at Tampa.In 1996, he was named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow by the University of Oklahoma, School of Music.
maintains an active conducting schedule as guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the country and has appeared internationally in Japan, Australia, Norway, Italy, and Lithuania.His
professional affiliations include the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, National Bandmasters Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Professional Fraternity Association
resides in Stillwater, Oklahoma with his