SSG Bethsaida Patterson
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Joined the Band: 2021
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Band Downrange
Bachelor's Degree: Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus
SSG Bethsaida Patterson grew up singing in church and memorizing lines from every Disney movie. At a young age, she would put on “shows” for her family members and friends and made them watch. Her parents would receive notes from her teacher explaining why “Bethsaida didn’t eat lunch today.”
After studying theatre and vocal performance in middle and high school, Patterson went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre and be inducted into Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.
Patterson continued her performance career in the Tri-State area working as a dance instructor/choreographer and songwriter while actively auditioning and performing in various venues, live shows, and television.
In 2019, she followed her father and grandfather before her and enlisted in the U.S. Army. She studied at the U.S. Army School of Music and began her Army Career with the 78th Army Band.
In 2021, she won her job with The U.S. Army Band Downrange and is doing everything her young self wanted to do: be a performer.