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Sgt. Maj. Dan Pierce


Sergeant Major Dan Pierce is the bassist with the Benny Havens Band. A love of many styles of music, and a freelance career ranging from salsa to symphony orchestras to jazz big bands, prepared him for life as an Army musician. Before enlisting, he earned music degrees in performance and jazz studies from the Eastman School of Music and DePaul University.

Since joining the Army, he has helped to shape the West Point Band's messaging on stage and in the media, booked performances for the band, designed halftime shows for Army West Point football games, and assisted with musical preparation for various ensembles. Sgt. Maj. Pierce's son keeps him busy and entertained outside of work, his amazing wife keeps him organized, and his dog Max gets them all to the rail trail for long walks whenever possible.