Staff Sergeant Bryan Ponton plays keyboards in the Benny Havens Band. He grew up in Frederick, Maryland before moving to New Jersey to study jazz at William Paterson University. While studying with some of New York City's greatest musicians he also spent time freelancing in jazz and rock bands.
Staff Sgt. Ponton began his Army career at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2013 as a member of the Army Ground Forces Band. In August 2015 he arrived at West Point to take over keys for the Benny Havens Band. Supporting Army Football and a featured spot on Fox's West Point Holiday Special have been highlights in his time with the band so far. When he's not performing his duties in the Benny Havens Band, Staff Sgt. Ponton enjoys hiking and exploring new trails around West Point.