SSG Victor Barranco joined The U.S. Army Blues in 2009 after finishing a Master’s degree in Trombone Performance at the University of North Texas. After graduating from North Pole High School in North Pole, Alaska, he traveled south to study at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Before joining The U.S. Army Blues, he toured with the national Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof starring Chaim Topol and Harvey Fierstein. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, the Four Seasons, Myron Butler, and Levi and Kirk Franklin to name a few. He has appeared as an adjudicator and guest artist at jazz festivals and universities. His former teachers include Tom Ashworth, Tony Baker, Vern Kagarice, Jan Kagarice, and Steve Wiest.