Joel Wealer has been a member of The United States Air Force Concert Band and Ceremonial Brass in Washington, DC since 2002.  In addition to playing in The Air Force Band, he is a private horn teacher and performs in The Apollo Orchestra and The Opera Camerata of Washington, DC. In 1998 Joel earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Missouri State University.  Following that, he earned his master’s degree in music performance from The University of Michigan.  While in Michigan, Joel freelanced in many ensembles including Warren Symphony, Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, and Windsor Symphony. He is also one of the founding members of The Motor City Brass Quintet in Detroit. His former teachers include Ann Ley, Dave Everson, Soren Hermansson, and Silvia Alimena.  Joel lives in Owings, Maryland with his wife Jennifer and children Jackie, Josie, and Jamison.