Lieutenant Colonel Todd P. Edwards is an Assistant Commandant and Director of Bands at Norwich University. A native of Meadville, Pennsylvania, he holds three degrees including a Master of Arts from American Military University. He spent 24 + years in the Air Force Band program serving as a trombonist, vocalist, lighting designer and squadron Superintendent.
He was selected by the Pentagon to advance the first ever USAF Band deployments in direct support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Being the first bandsman on the ground in April of 2004, he led bands traveling to seven bases in Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan and later led a second deployment group to perform additional shows in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Djibouti. He received the Air Force Public Affairs Award as Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in 2001 for designing and executing a seven band deployment throughout Europe in 48 hours supporting Operation Allied Force.
He has been a part of seventeen recordings as part of Air Force Bands to include credits as a technical producer. He served as conductor and executive producer in the recent Norwich University albums To The Colors and The Mountains, The Mist and the Music.
He has performed for seven United States presidents, and many heads of state to include Queen Elizabeth II, Helmut Kohl, and Brian Mulroney. He has performed professionally with Fred Rogers, Glen Campbell, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Ken Berry, Vicki Lawrence, Alex Trebek, Bronson Pinchot, Phyllis Diller, Richard Anderson, Arturo Sandoval, The Miracles, Mila Mason, and Susan Ashton.
He has performed at many of the world’s finest concert stages to include Carnegie Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Albert Hall, and at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. He and his wife Karen have four daughters and relish their six grandchildren. He enjoys woodworking and home improvement projects.
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