Staff Sergeant Bill Owens is currently the associate principal trumpet with the West Point Band. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School in 2005, Staff Sgt. Owens moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a freelance chamber and orchestral musician. He quickly established himself by performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony, as well as numerous other Southern California orchestras. For six years, Staff Sgt. Owens was a member of the national touring ensemble, Presidio Brass. While maintaining a busy performing schedule with Presidio, Staff Sgt. Owens and organist Alison Leudecke performed recitals in venues throughout Southern California. In addition to performing, he edits, arranges, and writes music for his instrument within varying contexts.