MU1 Bryce Nakaoka
Musician 1st Class Bryce Nakaoka, French horn, joined the United States Coast Guard Band in March 2010 and currently plays third horn. MU1 Nakaoka received a Bachelor of Music degree in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at UNLV, he recorded four compact discs with the UNLV Wind Orchestra. During his undergraduate career, Bryce performed in shows on the Las Vegas Strip, including Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Resort and Lion King at the Mandalay Bay Resort. He also played with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, where he held the associate principal position during the 2007-2008 season. In his home state of Hawaii, he performed with the Royal Hawaiian Band and the Honolulu Symphonic Winds. MU1 Nakaoka studied with Bill Bernatis and Beth Lano at UNLV, Roger Kaza at the Chautauqua Music Festival, and Eric Kop from the Royal Hawaiian Band.