The U.S. Army Field Band • 75th Anniversary

Unit Historian: Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eldridge • email
Alumni Events Team Leader: Master Sgt. Brad Danho • email
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This year, The U.S. Army Field Band celebrates its 75th anniversary. Founded on March 21, 1946, General Jacob Devers commissioned Chief Chester E. Whiting to “organize a band that will carry into the grassroots of our country the story of our magnificent Army, its glorious traditions and achievements.” 75 years later, The United States Army Field Band continues to connect America to its Army by telling the Army story and honoring our Soldiers and Veterans as the Musical Ambassadors of the Army.
We welcome alumni of the Field Band, as well as those of the First Combat Infantry Band and the Army Ground Forces Band as we celebrate our “Diamond Anniversary” of 75 years of service to our country. As the year progresses, you will find articles, interviews, pictures, videos, and audio posted as we dig into our archives and connect with alumni to unveil more details of our storied organization.

As we continually find new gems hiding in our history, we hope that you, as valued alumni, can help us to uncover stories of your service to our organization. We also hope that you can drop us a line to let us know how to contact you as we plan our 75th Anniversary Celebration events later this year. We need your help in collecting anecdotes, images, interviews, and insight into our history to share with all of our extended Field Band family.

To be added to our contact list, please visit the questionnaire below, or contact our Alumni Events Team Leader, Master Sgt. Brad Danho • We look forward to hearing from you, hearing your stories, and reliving the days that led our organization to where it is today!

Update: August 9, 2021: The planned events surrounding the 75th Anniversary have been postponed. Current pandemic considerations have caused us to temporarily delay this long-awaited celebration. The health and safety of our extended U.S. Army Field Band family is priceless, and we will provide an updated timeline as soon as possible. In the meantime, please enjoy the articles below, researched and written by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eldridge, Unit Historian.

The U.S. Army Field Band

4214 Field Band Drive STE 5330

Fort George G. Meade MD 20755-7055

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