Alison Mahovsky

Careers in Military Bands

This presentation will cover all career options as a musician in the military.

In this presentation, we will cover why we joined military bands; The different types of career options as a musician in the military; How to get into a military band; The different types of performance opportunities; What the job entails beyond playing music; Other benefits of being in the military.


Technical Sergeant Alison Mahovsky is a euphoniumist with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A Native of Burke, Virginia, her Air Force career began in 2020.

Sergeant Mahovsky completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2013 at the University of North Texas. She then went on to earn dual Master’s degrees in Music Education and Euphonium Performance at the University of North Texas. Sergeant Mahovsky’s most influential teachers are Jennifer Cox, Roger Behrend, and Dr. Brian Bowman.