Command Sergeant Major Scott Drewes was appointed as the third Command Sergeant Major for the West Point Band in October 2021. Since joining the band in 2007, Command Sgt. Maj. Drewes has served in many roles within the band. He was the drummer for the Jazz Knights and was one of the founding members of the Benny Havens Band. He has held the position of element leader for both the Benny Havens Band and the Concert Band, was the unit Operations and Plans Sergeant Major, served on the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) Superintendent’s staff as Operations Sergeant Major, and most recently, as the USMA Chief of Staff’s Sergeant Major.
Command Sgt. Maj. Drewes attended the North Carolina School of the Arts for high school, earned a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Master of Music from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to coming to West Point, Sgt. Maj. Drewes enlisted in the Air Force Band program in 2001, serving with the Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, and the Air Force Band of Liberty at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. As a percussionist, he has traveled across the country, performing in a variety of ensembles for enthusiastic communities.