Sergeant First Class Geoff Vidal plays tenor and baritone saxophones in the Benny Havens Band. Before joining the Army, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and freelanced in New York City for almost ten years as a highly sought-after woodwind specialist. Sergeant First Class Vidal's experience playing many different genres of music — everything from jazz and salsa to dixieland and rock and roll — has provided him with the perfect foundation to be a member of the Benny Havens Band.
Sergeant First Class Vidal has been a member of the West Point Band since July 2013. He is also one of the Benny Havens Band's Assistant Operations NCOs. Drawing on his experience as a booking manager for a very well-known jazz club in New York City, he deals with the day-to-day logistics of preparing the band for their performances. When he's not practicing his horn or hitting the gym, Sergeant First Class Vidal keeps busy running after his two children while trying to give his amazing wife a well-deserved break at home.