Personnel Bio

MUC Sean Nelson
MU1 Sean Nelson

Chief Musician Sean Nelson joined the United States Coast Guard Band in 2011 and serves as the Group Leader/Music Director for the Guardians Big Band, playing lead trombone for that ensemble as well as trombone for the full Coast Guard Band, the Beacons Jazz Nonet, and the Traditional Jazz Band. In 2022, MUC Nelson co-composed the official service song “Semper Supra” for the newest member of America’s Armed Forces, the United States Space Force. It was unveiled by the Chief of Space Operations in Washington, D.C. at the Air Force Association Conference in front of thousands of military and aerospace professionals. MUC Nelson is the staff arranger for the Coast Guard Band and resides in Quaker Hill, Connecticut with his wife Megan and children Lucinda, Giles, and McCoy.