Our current conducto received his Bachelor's Degree in Music History, Literature, and Trumpet Performance from Wheaton College, Illinois in 1993. He received his Master's Degree in Musicology from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in 1996. He is a Sergeant First Class (SFC) in the United States Army who enlisted as a Trumpet Player in October of 1999.
Stephen has served as a Trumpet Player, the Brass Group Leader, the Musical Performance Team Leader, and the Enlisted Conductor in a variety of assignments to include: the 283rd Army Band at Fort Benning, Georgia, the United States Army School of Music at Virginia Beach, Virginia, the United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Band and Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany, the 1st Infantry Division Band at Fort Riley, Kansas and Basarah, Iraq, the 9th Army Band at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and the Military Intelligence Corps Band at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Since May of 2017, SFC Stephen Miles has been assigned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona as the Installation Equal Opportunity Advisor with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (HHC, USAICoE). As an active free-lance trumpet player and conductor throughout Stephen's variety of assignments, he currently lives in Benson, Arizona with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Anna and Nathan. Stephen was appointed as the director and conductor of Sierra Vista Community Band in May of 2018.