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Chief Master Sergeant Edward J. Teleky
Chief Master Sgt. Edward J. Teleky is the chief of Operations, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.  Prior to his appointment to this position he served as drum major and flight chief of the Ceremonial Brass.  A native of Yorktown Heights, New York, Teleky began his career in the Air Force in 1987.

Prior to joining the Air Force, Teleky composed and arranged music for ensembles covering a vast array of musical idioms, including complete musical and visual arrangements for competitive marching field units. He served as a show designer, musical arranger, instructor and clinician for some of the top drum and bugle corps and high school marching bands in the world, including the Santa Clara Vanguard, San Francisco Renegades, Scrapers of Japan, Sunrisers, Skyliners and Bayonne Bridgemen. The Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Ensemble premiered his award-winning composition, "The Dance of Ki," as they captured the 1995 DCI Percussion Ensemble Championship. He also performed in many Broadway musicals, including "Barnum," "The King and I," "Evita" and "Sophisticated Ladies."

In addition, Teleky is the author of several music instruction books, including "Fundamentals for the Pit Percussion Ensemble" and "The Universal Technique." He is a committee member for the Percussive Arts Society and an adjudicator for the National Judges Association.

Air Force career highlights include conducting and directing over five thousand ceremonies for the world's highest officials and more than ten billion people around the globe, including White House and Pentagon arrivals for heads of state from over 36 countries, state funerals for former Presidents Reagan and Ford, military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, 6 presidential inaugurations and countless television appearances, including 14 feature appearances on NBC's "Today" show. Teleky also designed the show for the United States Air Force 11th Wing productions at the 1995 Netherlands National Tattoo, the 1996 Scandinavian Tattoos held in Norway and Sweden, a special tribute production featured on the 1998 Emmy award-winning Kennedy Center Honors telecast and for the dedication of the United States Air Force Memorial in 2006, hosted by the president of the united states.
Teleky holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. His teachers include Roland Kohloff, Buster Bailey and Chris Lamb.

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