313th Army Band performed in Mardi Gras 2022 parade
Sgt. Rashada Smith, a clarinet player with the 313th Army Band out of Huntsville, Alabama, stands with fellow band members during the Rex Parade on Mar 1, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Rex Parade, or the Rex Procession has been the highlight of Mardi Gras day since the Rex Organization was formed and first paraded in 1872. The bands participating in this event not only displays the talent of the soldiers but can also be used as a recruitment tool and build relations with the local community. (Army Reserve image by Staff Sgt. Rodney Roldan).