Staff Sergeant Daniel Haddock, a native of Decatur, Alabama, joined the West Point Band in 2018. He was the winner of both the International Trumpet Guild Solo and National Federation of Music Clubs Student Collegiate Brass Competitions, additionally being selected as a national prizewinner for the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Brass Competition. As an orchestral player, Staff Sgt. Haddock has performed with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and Panama City Pops. He has also previously performed in music festivals at the Round Top Festival Institute and Brevard Music Center. Prior to joining the Hellcats, he earned a Bachelor of Music from Auburn University and pursued graduate studies in trumpet performance at Florida State University. Staff Sgt. Haddock’s primary teachers include Nancy Taylor, Dr. Mark DeGoti, and Dr. Christopher Moore.