The primary mission of the Band is to provide music to enhance unit cohesion and morale, to musically support military operations, and to promote patriotism and enhance awareness of the Army through public performances. The primary mission is also to promote the morale and esprit de corps of the troops through military ceremonies, formal concerts, and entertainment, and to provide regional support for recruiting and support community relations programs through parades and concerts. In contingency operations, the primary mission is expanded to include musical support for civil affairs and psychological operations. Army Bands no longer have a secondary mission.
The primary MISSION of the band is to promote the espirit de corps for our fighting forces and to serve as a goodwill ambassador throughout North and South Carolina. Whether it is a military function or a civilian performance, the 208th Army Band is prepared to provide concert music, military marches, a stage band or a jazz combo, or numerous small ensembles for musical support.
With eight different ensembles, solo performers, and a high level of dedication and professionalism, the 100th meets for one weekend every month at the Glenn Miller Amphitheater, Fort Knox KY, to rehearse and perform. In recent years, performance requests have taken the band’s various ensembles across Kentucky and across the nation, into other states including Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, South Carolina, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Hawaii.
The various ensembles and services of the 100th Army Band include:
This full ensemble performs classic and contemporary band literature for large audiences throughout the year.
This ensemble comprises all of our members, and performs mainly for community parades and military ceremonies.
Our most flexible ensemble, this group performs patriotic and seasonal music regularly at official military functions, sporting events, parades, public holiday events and public festivals.
This exciting group performs a wide variety of modern styles, including rock, pop, country, funk, and soul.
This group is highly mobile and able to perform for either public or military events on short notice. Their music is equally versatile, ranging from Sousa marches, to Stephen Foster, to Queen.
Take the Brass Quintet, add two saxophones and a drum set, and you get a completely different ensemble! This group will rock any stage with a variety of dixie, showtunes, and rock favorites!
This group provides opportunities for individual players to highlight their improvisational skills.
This group is perfect for smaller, intimate events where they provide a great atmosphere.
The soldiers of our trumpet line perform additional duty as military buglers. They can be requested to sound Taps and render honors at military funerals and other military ceremonies in the community, such as Veterans Day and Memorial Day events.
The 100th Army Band's professional recruiting team is available to answer questions about the Army Band program at many different locations throughout the year, from the KMEA convention in Louisville to the prestigious Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago. We can provide a team or a single soldier to come to your school or event to represent the Army Bands and answer questions about the benefits of pursuing a career in our field.
***To find out how you can request an ensemble, bugler, or clinician from the 100th Army Band to perform for your event, please email SSG Garnett or SGT Van Dyke at the addresses provided below! Remember, we perform for FREE!***
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