The 338th USARC Band was originally formed in 1943 at Camp Siebert, Alabama as part of a support group for General Patton's 3rd Army in Europe. The band was deactivated before overseas deployment in 1945. 

The 338th was reactivated in 1952 as part of the Second United States Army. Later, the 338th became part of the XX Corps of the First United States Army. In 1967, the band was reassigned to the 83rd Army Reserve Command at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio. 

In July 1995, the 338th moved its location to Whitehall, Ohio near the Defense Supply Center, Columbus. In September 1995, the 338th was transferred to the 88th Reserve Support Command with headquarters at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Subseq
uently, that command became the 88th Regional Support Command and then became the 88th Regional Readiness Command. In 2002, the former members of the 70th Division Band (Reserve), based in Livonia, Michigan, became the First Detachment of the 338th. 

In 2006, the 338th was reassigned to the 310th Expeditionary Support Command, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. In 2008, the 338th was reassigned as a DRU to the 88th Regional Support Command newly headquartered at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. At this time the 338th was designated as the only medium sized Army band in the Army reserves. This led to the band's official designation as the United States Army Reserve Command Band in 2012.

The 338th USARC Band, with stations in Livonia, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio, provides music for military and public occasions throughout Ohio, Michigan and beyond. With groups that cover most genres of music, the band provides music of celebration and solemnity for many occasions. Our public performances are designed to entertain and educate patriots of all ages. Please visit our events section for a list of times and places you can see the band.

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Our mission is to provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

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The 85th Army Band originated 2 August 1943 in the Army of the United States as the Band, 85th Infantry Division and disbanded 25 August 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

The band reconstituted 6 November 1946 in the Organized Reserves as the 85th Infantry Division Band, and activated 26 March 1948 at Peoria, Illinois. The location changed 1 January 1951 to Gurnee, Illinois and on 31 October 1952 to Waukegan, Illinois.

Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1959 as the 85th Division Band and the location changed 12 September 1970 to Chicago, Illinois, 15 May 1984 to Arlington Heights, Illinois, 22 February 1991 to Fort Sheridan, Illinois and on 2 June 1998 to Arlington Heights, Illinois

The band reorganized and redesignated 16 October 2008 as the 85th Army Band.

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"Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad."

The 312th Army Band was activated on October 1, 1973 in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the 89th Army Reserve Command, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. For a brief period in the early 1970's, the 312th existed as the only all female band in the Army Reserve. In 1977, an aggressive recruiting campaign was undertaken for both male and female musicians.

The 312th Army Band has grown from those early years to it's present roster made up of soldiers from about thirty different professions and academic studies. The band schedules 15-25 performance each year and has performed for the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland A's, the National Boy Scout Jamboree, the Kansas Music Educator's Association, the Texas Bandmaster's Association, and the National Convention of the Association of the United States Army. The 312th was also named an official "Bicentennial of the United States Constitution" band and the state of Kansas named it an official "Eisenhower Centennial" band.

The 312th Army Band is the first Army Reserve Band to receive the Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands. The prestigious international award recognizing military concert bands is administered by The John Philip Sousa Foundation. The 312th Army Band received this citation December 16, 2005.

The 312th Band has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the country including Atlanta, Denver, Des Moines, Honolulu, Kansas City, New York, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, and West Point among others.

The band features a marching band, concert band, rock band, blues band, jazz combo, brass ensemble, woodwind quintet, and ceremonial detail.

One of the highlights of the 312th Army Band's history occurred in February of 2002. The band was invited to participate in Nuevos Horizontes 2002, which took place in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Nuevos Horizontes, or New Horizons, is a program initiated by the United States State Department to work with countries which have been devastated by war, natural disasters, famine or other events. It is a joint effort by the military and the local communities who work side by side to rebuild schools, wells, medical clinics and other necessary facilities to promote good will. The 312th also performed for the Presidential opening ceremonies in both countries and also performed public concerts in various cities and provinces. 

The 312th Army Band is now under the 88th Regional Support Command (88th RSC), Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The 88th RSC provides world class BASOPS support for the Soldiers, Families, Civilians and units in the Northwest Region of the United States.

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The 451st Army Band is comprised of select musicians from the Upper Midwest. The members come from many walks of life with diverse professional careers such as education, medicine, administration, finance, sales, marketing, and computer engineering. They all share a love of music and pride in serving their country as Soldiers in the United States Army Reserve. 

The 451st Army Band is stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. 

The 451st Army Band has proudly performed for American and International dignitaries and for countless citizens across the country. The 451st has the reputation of being one of the top organizations in the military band program. 

In July 2008, the 451st performed in Germany while attached to the 33rd Army Band and Chorus - Europe stationed at Schwetzingen, Germany. During this time the 451st provided musical support for military and civilian events near the Heidelberg area. In April 2008, the 451st Army Band performed at Arlington National Cemetery and at the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC for ceremonies celebrating the 100th anniversary of the United States Army Reserve.

During May and June 2004, the 451st performed in Rome, Italy at ceremonies commemorating the 60th anniversary of the World War II Liberation of Italy. The 451st performance at the United States Embassy in Rome was attended by President George Bush and many local dignitaries, as well as World War II Veterans from the United States, Canada, and Italy. 
The 451st Army Band was selected by the Chief of the Army Reserve to represent the United States Army Reserve at ceremonies commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Allied Landings in Normandy, France, and at ceremonies in Paris. The 451st was the only Army Reserve Band selected for this prestigious assignment.

The 451st Army Band was privileged to perform with the Central Band of the Royal Swedish Army while they were touring the United States.  While in Europe, the 451st has also performed joint concerts with military bands from Germany and France. 

The 451st has provided musical support for annual conventions of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States (ROA) in Las Vegas, Nevada; St. Paul, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Chicago, Illinois, and for the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers in Washington DC. The 451st Army Band has also performed at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; at Fort Richardson and Fort Wainwright, Alaska; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; at Fort Sheridan, Illinois; and in 2006 at Fort Carson, Colorado and surrounding area. 

As a United States Army Reserve Unit, the 451st Army Band meets for 48 four-hour training periods and serves two weeks of active duty each year. These training periods are used for musical ensemble rehearsal, training in military subjects, and promoting and maintaining the morale and espirit de corps of the troops by performing at military functions and ceremonies. The 451st also promotes the United States Army Reserve by performing concerts for civic events and parades throughout the United States. 

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