Flutist SFC Robert Aughtry joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2000 after completing coursework for a Doctorate of Music Arts in Flute Performance (ABD) from the Louisiana State University. A native of Gaffney, South Carolina, he holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree, emphasis in Music Education with a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina. Aughtry currently serves as flutist with the Concert Band and Orchestra. In December of 2016, he was named to be the flutist of The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet.
Aughtry is active in the metropolitan area as an adjudicator, clinician, recording artist and teacher. Most recently, he was a featured performer on a memorial concert at the 2011 National Flute Association convention in Charlotte, NC. He has soloed with the Army Concert Band at the Capitol and with the Army Orchestra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He is the Director of Handbell Choirs at his Church in Burke, VA, where he conducts three choirs of handbells from elementary age through adult. He and his partner, Andrew, live in Reston.