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Staff Sgt. Alaina Alster


Staff Sergeant Alaina Alster joined the West Point Band in October of 2013. Originally from Long Island, New York, she earned her Bachelor of Music in both trombone and euphonium performance from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Music in trombone performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Prior to joining the West Point Band, Staff Sgt. Alster was an active freelance musician in New York City where she enjoyed a career performing a wide range of musical genres, specifically as a member of Pitch Blak Brass Band, a ten piece hip-hop brass band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Staff Sgt. Alster also worked in music education as a teaching artist for the Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children.