Request The Band

The Army Reserve has many resources suitable for community events. To request Army Reserve resources, the Public Affairs Officer at the Army Reserve command or installation nearest the event can assist in determining the availability of support.

Resources include, but are not limited to:

  • Bands
  • Marching Units/Drill Teams
  • Color Guards
  • Parachute Teams
  • Demonstrations
  • Honor Guards
  • Guest Speakers
  • Static Displays (including vehicles and aircraft with Soldiers)

Some requests that cannot be accommodated:

  • Fundraising events
  • Support for or during sectarian events or on church property when related to a religious activity
  • Events that charge an entry fee or are closed to the public
  • Events detrimental to the interests or values of the Armed Forces
  • Events that directly or indirectly endorse, selectively benefit, or favor any private individual, sect, fraternal organization, political group, commercial venture, or is associated with solicitation of votes in a political election
  • Army participation and support that "interferes with the customary or regular employment of local civilians in their act, trade, or profession," per Title 10, US Code
  • Events that restrict admission, seating and other accommodations or facilities with regard to race, creed, sex, or national origin

To request local support, complete a DD Form 2536 - Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events and indicate the type of support requested. Submit the form to the nearest Army Public Affairs Office no less than 60 days prior to the scheduled event.

Contrary to the instructions on the reverse of the DD Form 2536, do not send the request to the Pentagon. Sponsors should make requests (letter and completed DD Form 2536) directly to their local Army installations, Army National Guard Armories, Army Recruiting Stations or Army Reserve Centers.

If requesting a musical unit, only one service band or chorus may perform at an event. To learn more about Army Bands visit the Army Bands site.


338th Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536

338TH ARMY BAND (OH)
ATTN: MR. LYNCH
HQ: 165 N. YEARLING RD. WHITEHALL, OH 43213
DET 1: 34451 SCHOOLCRAFT RD., LIVONIA, MI 48150
WHITEHALL, OH 43213-3821

Phone: (614)693-9524
FAX: Det 1: 734-367-2431
204th Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536

204TH ARMY BAND
ATTN: MR. ANDREW MORROW
15005 NE 65TH STREET
VANCOUVER, WA 98682

Phone: (360) 885-7020
FAX: (360) 737-7911
85th Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536

85TH ARMY BAND
ATTN: AFRC-SWI-PRMA
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ARMY RESERVE CENTER
1515 W. CENTRAL ROAD, BLDG 200
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 60005-2475

Phone: (847) 506-7659
FAX: (847) 506-7692

312th Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536   
312TH ARMY BAND  |  2100 IOWA STREET  |  LAWRENCE, KS 66046-2541

Phone: (785) 843-1651 Ext. 232
FAX: (785) 331-1400
 

484th Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536

484TH ARMY BAND
5236 W. SILVER SPRING DRIVE
MILWAUKEE, WI 53218-3395

Phone: (414) 535-5960
FAX: (414) 535-5909



451st Army Band


Submit a completed DD-2536

451ST ARMY BAND
ATTN: COMMANDER
506 ROEDER CIRCLE
FORT SNELLING, MN 55111-4009

Phone: (612)713-3339
FAX: (612)713-3519