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    Re: Military Cutbacks

    Thanks, my apologies on that one. Probably need to actually read all before jumping in, but this is a recurring topic and I get kind of wound up about it. I sincerely hope that the bands aren't affected in a major way. They are a pittance in the overall budget, but here in the military "we aint' smart, and you can't make us".

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    Re: Military Cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by hrg96 View Post
    Thanks, my apologies on that one. Probably need to actually read all before jumping in, but this is a recurring topic and I get kind of wound up about it. I sincerely hope that the bands aren't affected in a major way. They are a pittance in the overall budget, but here in the military "we aint' smart, and you can't make us".
    No worries - I kinda got my panties in a bunch without realizing you may have skipped over some stuff - I do the same thing in longer threads too.

    I think that the bands will probably just tighten their belts and get by, but what worries me is that once the military as a whole realizes that the bands can operate on a tighter budget, the money spent on the bands will likely never be restored to what it once was. The military as a whole has been chopping away at the band budget for quite some time, and was part of the reason so many of them - my first duty assignment included - were deactivated in the 1990s.
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    Re: Military Cutbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by hrg96 View Post
    Six pages of discussion and Byfbo96 is the only one speaking from first hand knowledge. If you want to support military bands call your representatives. ...


    ...I have been deployed places where I really question the rationale for being there and the same goes for lots of the stuff we do today.

    ...Call your elected officials.

    My reaction to this is similar to trickg's. On the first page of this thread I advocated (ad nauseam) our communicating with representatives on issues important to us.

    I may not be a military band musician, nor was I ever, but as a veteran with 4 years of service including 3 tours of duty to the "war" in Vietnam
    I think I fully understand "where I really question the rationale for being there."

    Thank you, hrg96, for your career of service to the nation. With due respect, I encourage you to open your mind and accept that you may not be the only one with a valid point of view on this issue.

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    Re: Military Cutbacks

    Veery - I was a bit quick on the trigger to slam hrq96 because I didn't realize that he skipped over some stuff and didn't know that I was prior service military band. Otherwise, he and I see things much the same.
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    Re: Military Cutbacks

    Here is the regulation:
    http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r220_90.pdf
    It says it all.

    Army Regulation 220–90
    Field Organizations
    Army Bands
    Headquarters
    Department of the Army
    Washington, DC
    14 December 2007
    UNCLASSIFIED
    SUMMARY of CHANGE
    AR 220–90
    Army Bands
    This major revision, dated 14 December 2007-
    o Addresses the shift of responsibilities for the Department of the Army Staff
    Bands Officer (para 1-4).
    o Provides additional command sergeant major authorizations (para 1-4h).
    o Updates guidance for proper utilization of Army bands in accordance with the
    approved Army bands mission statement (para 1-5).
    o Addresses the change in composition of Army bands to modular music support
    teams approved by Force Design Update 05-1 (para 1-8).
    o Addresses the consolidation of band military occupational specialties to 42R/
    42S and implements additional skill identifiers in managing and balancing
    instrumentation of bands (para 3-3).
    o Addresses conduct of operational readiness evaluations (para 5-1).
    Headquarters
    Department of the Army
    Washington, DC
    14 December 2007
    Field Organizations
    Army Bands
    *Army Regulation 220–90
    Effective 14 January 2008
    H i s t o r y . T h i s p u b l i c a t i o n i s a m a j o r
    revision.
    Summary. This regulation covers Army band policies and describes the types of
    missions of Army bands. In addition to stating responsibilities, this regulation re-
    flects the approved Army bands mission statement, and provides guidance on the
    p r o p e r u t i l i z a t i o n , r e s o u r c i n g , t r a i n i n g , and evaluation of Army bands.
    Applicability. This regulation applies to t h e A c t i v e A r m y , t h e A r m y N a t i o n a l
    Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve unless
    otherwise stated.
    Proponent and exception authority. The proponent for this regulation is the
    Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 has the authority to
    approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling
    law and regulations. The proponents may delegate approval authority, in writing, to
    a d i v i s i o n c h i e f w i t h i n t h e p r o p o n e n t agency or its direct reporting unit or field
    operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may
    request a waiver to this regulation by prov i d i n g j u s t i f i c a t i o n t h a t i n c l u d e s a f u l l
    analysis of the expected benefits and must i n c l u d e f o r m a l r e v i e w b y t h e a c t i v i t y ’ s
    senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or
    s e n i o r l e a d e r o f t h e r e q u e s t i n g a c t i v i t y
    and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to
    AR 25–30 for specific guidance.
    Army management control process. This regulation does not contain management control provisions.
    S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n . S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n o f this regulation and establishment of com-
    mand and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Deputy Chief
    of Staff, G–1. Send copy of proposed supplement to: Commandant, Army School
    of Music, 1420 Gator Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23521–5170.
    Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested
    improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recomm e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n d
    Blank Forms) directly to: Commandant, Army School of Music, 1420 Gator Blvd.,
    Norfolk, VA 23521–5170.
    C o m m i t t e e C o n t i n u a n c e A p p r o v a l .
    The Department of the Army Committee
    Management Officer concurs in the estab-
    lishment and/or continuance of the com-
    m i t t e e ( s ) o u t l i n e d h e r e i n , i n a c c o r d a n c e
    with AR 15-1, Committee Management.
    The AR 15-1 requires the proponent to
    j u s t i f y e s t a b l i s h i n g / c o n t i n u i n g i t s c o m -
    m i t t e e ( s ) , c o o r d i n a t e d r a f t p u b l i c a t i o n s ,
    and coordinate changes in committee sta-
    t u s w i t h t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f t h e A r m y
    C o m m i t t e e M a n a g e m e n t O f f i c e , A T T N :
    AARP-ZA, Office of the Administrative
    Assistant, Resources and Programs Agen-
    cy, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Taylor
    B u i l d i n g , 1 3 t h F l o o r , A r l i n g t o n , V A
    22202-3926. Further, if it is determined
    t h a t a n e s t a b l i s h e d " g r o u p " i d e n t i f i e d
    within this regulation later takes on the
    characteristics of a committee, the propo-
    nent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements
    for establishing and continuing the group
    as a committee.
    Distribution. This publication is availa-
    ble in electronic media only and is in-
    tended for command levels C, D, and E,
    for the Active Army, the Army National
    Guard/Army National Guard of the United
    States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.
    Contents (Listed by paragraph and page number)
    Chapter 1
    Introduction, page 1
    Purpose • 1–1, page 1
    References • 1–2, page 1
    Explanation of abbreviations and terms • 1–3, page 1
    Responsibilities • 1–4, page 1
    Mission of Army bands • 1–5, page 7
    Command and control of Army bands • 1–6, page 7
    *This regulation supersedes AR 220–90, dated 27 November 2000.
    AR 220–90 • 14 December 2007 i
    UNCLASSIFIED
    Contents—Continued
    Designation of Army bands • 1–7, page 7
    Composition of Army bands • 1–8, page 8
    Distribution of Army bands • 1–9, page 8
    Chapter 2
    Operations, page 8
    Section I
    Performance Standards, Commitment Criteria, Authorized Participation, and Prohibited Participation, page 8
    Performance standards • 2–1, page 8
    Commitment criteria • 2–2, page 9
    Authorized participation • 2–3, page 10
    Prohibited participation • 2–4, page 11
    Section II
    Ceremonial Music Performance Standards, Requests to Designate Unit Songs, and Recordings, page 11
    Ceremonial music performance standards • 2–5, page 11
    Requests to designate unit songs • 2–6, page 13
    Recordings • 2–7, page 13
    Chapter 3
    Personnel, page 14
    Section I
    Selection and Qualification of Army Bands Career Program Personnel, page 14
    Army band officer • 3–1, page 14
    Warrant officer bandmaster • 3–2, page 14
    Enlisted bandmember • 3–3, page 14
    Section II
    Training, page 14
    Army band officer training • 3–4, page 14
    Warrant officer bandmaster training • 3–5, page 15
    Army bandmember training • 3–6, page 15
    Unit and organizational training • 3–7, page 16
    Chapter 4
    Equipment and Facilities, page 16
    Musical instruments • 4–1, page 16
    Band uniforms • 4–2, page 17
    Music library • 4–3, page 17
    Heraldic regalia • 4–4, page 18
    Facilities • 4–5, page 18
    Chapter 5
    Evaluations, Assistance Visits, and Reports, page 18
    Operational readiness evaluations • 5–1, page 18
    Technical assistance visits • 5–2, page 19
    Reports • 5–3, page 19
    Appendixes
    A. References, page 20
    B. Digest of Laws Related to Army bands, page 22
    Glossary
    ii AR 220–90 • 14 December 2007
    Chapter 1
    Introduction
    1–1. Purpose
    This regulation prescribes policy and assigns responsibilities for all Army bands and musical activities of the Active
    Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG), and the United States Army Reserve (USAR).
    1–2. References
    Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A.
    1–3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms
    Abbreviations and terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary.
    1–4. Responsibilities
    a. Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1 (DCS, G-1) is responsible for Army band matters.
    The Director of Military Personnel Policy (DMPP) is the principal coordination point for all matters pertaining to
    Army bands.
    b. Chief, Army Bands (CAB), United States (U.S.) Army Soldier Support Institute. CAB will coordinate, recommend,
    and enforce policy, plans, and programs relative to Army bands. Further, CAB will—
    (1) Review and recommend policy pertaining to Army bands and band personnel within the guidelines established
    by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of the Army (DA). Coordinate all policy submissions related
    to these guidelines with the Director of Military Personnel Policy (DMPP) and Office of the Chief, Public Affairs
    (OCPA) when appropriate.
    (2) Advise the Army leadership and brief the Army staff on band issues.
    (3) Provide subject matter input to the Total Army Analysis (TAA) Program.
    (4) Assist the Army Staff to develop and implement plans to station, mobilize, and use Army bands. This includes:
    (a) Activating, deactivating, and restationing Army bands.
    (b) Mobilizing and demobilizing Army bands.
    (c) Deploying and backfilling Army bands.
    (5) Monitor the mission, base operations (BASOPS), and funding accounts for all bands, and band activities.
    (6) Advise Commander (CDR), Human Resources Command (HRC) on the assignment of officers, warrant officers,
    and Soldiers to Army bands and band activities.
    (7) Respond to Department of the Army (DA)-level Congressional inquiries concerning the Army bands program.
    (8) Respond to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and other governmental agencies inquiries concerning
    Army bands and band activities.
    (9) Advise and assist public affairs (PA) personnel with media inquiries relating to Army bands.
    (10) Represent the Army when coordinating band-related matters with other governmental agencies and National or
    international institutions. Monitor, advise, and assist Army band involvement with other Army activities at the federal,
    National, and international level.
    (11) Monitor strength accountability for the entire Army band program.
    (12) Serve as chair of the Army Bands Steering Group (ABSG) and ensure the ABSG meets periodically to provide
    strategic direction to Army bands and advice to the Chief, Army Bands.
    (13) Supervise the United States Army School of Music (USASOM) and ensure, in coordination with Training and
    Doctrine Command (TRADOC), all programs of instruction (POI) at the School of Music are compatible with
    approved doctrine and meet the requirements of Army bands.
    (14) Supervise the Army Bands Proponency Office and direct the conduct of proponent-related activities per AR
    5–22, and AR 600–3.
    (15) Develop funding levels and input for program objective memorandum for the Army bands management
    decision package (MDEP QBND).
    c. Commands and select Army staff. All activities authorized bands, to include ARNG Adjutants General (AG) and
    USAR General Officer Commands, will—
    (1) Make bands available for active, continuing support of Army recruiting.
    (2) Provide adequate operational and training facilities within the guidelines of paragraph 4–4.
    (3) Support Army Band Leader Training (ABLT) to improve technical capabilities.
    ( 4 ) S u p p o r t b a n d m a s t e r p a r t i c i p a t i o n i n c i v i l i a n m u s i c - r e l a t e d w o r k s h o p s a n d c l i n i c s t o i m p r o v e t e c h n i c a l
    capabilities.
    (5) Comply with requirements for operational readiness evaluations (OREs) as specified in chapter 5.
    d. Army Command and Army Service Component Command (ASCC) Commanders. Commanders of Army com-
    mands or ASCCs with five or more Active Army bands or musical activities assigned will resource at least one full-
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    time staff bands officer (SBO) (area of concentration (AOC) AG42C) in their headquarters who will monitor and,
    through periodic ORE, evaluate all assigned bands, regardless of component.
    (1) In addition, Commander, Forces Command (FORSCOM) will—
    (a) Establish guidelines for the mobilization of ARNG and USAR bands.
    (b) Monitor ARNG/USAR Army musician recruiting.
    (c) Nominate ARNG/USAR bands for annual training (AT) at selected continental United States (CONUS) and
    outside continental United States (OCONUS) sites.
    (2) In addition, Commander, TRADOC will—
    (a) Develop and manage training programs (resident and nonresident) and supervise individual training for Active
    Army and Reserve Component (RC) personnel.
    (b) Develop doctrine regarding the role of band operations in support of Army transformation.
    (c) Ensure all POI at the Army School of Music are compatible with approved doctrine and meet the requirements
    of Army bands.
    (d) Ensure Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets are made aware of procedures to qualify as Army band officers.
    e. Installation and activity commanders (see glossary). Installation and activity commanders that exercise command
    and control of Army bands will provide administrative and logistical support including, but not limited to, food service,
    quarters/billeting, secure/non-secure telecommunications/automation support, and transportation on a proportionately
    equal basis to all other units under their command. Such support may be provided through the Installation Management
    Command as appropriate. In addition, commanders will—
    (1) Provide adequate funding to accomplish missions specified in chapter 2, applicable table of organization and
    equipment (TOE), modification table of organization and equipment (MTOE), and other directives.
    (2) Program, provide, construct, renovate, and repair band facilities (see para 4–4).
    (3) Develop and implement written policies and procedures pertaining to the utilization and scheduling of Army
    bands under their control.
    (4) Monitor band scheduling to prevent over-commitment and to ensure sufficient musical training is conducted to
    ensure mission accomplishment. The band commander is the technical expert responsible for determining the musical
    readiness of the band and determining training requirements.
    (5) Monitor the personnel strength of Army bands to ensure their unit(s) maintain(s) a balanced instrumentation.
    (6) Provide public information releases, press kits, publicity photos, and recordings for use in band support of
    community relations events through their local Public Affairs Office, per AR 360–1.
    (7) Make bands available to support the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), National Guard Recruiting, or
    state or territory recruiting and retention offices and apprise local recruiting officials in advance of all off-post
    performances and of all on-post performances to which the public is invited.
    (8) Assist local Active Army and RC recruiting personnel in developing and maintaining an effective recruiting
    program for Army musicians.
    (9) Support the funding of travel for the band to carry out its troop support, recruiting, and community relations
    (COMREL) missions.
    (10) Support temporary duty (TDY) travel for band commanders and executive officers, band senior sergeants, RC
    full-time support personnel, and selected Army musicians to the ABLT and civilian music workshops, clinics, and
    seminars.
    (11) Support funding for military occupational specialty (MOS) and additional skill identifier (ASI) related training
    programs (that is, private lessons, conductor training, and so forth) with local educators.
    (12) Develop suitable rating schemes for band commanders. Although rating schemes for band commanders may be
    tailored to fit local situations, the office having operational control of the band for performance of missions must, in all
    cases, be in the band commander’s rating chain. Commanders will ensure ORE reports (see para 5–2a) are used as
    technical input to band commander and band senior sergeant evaluation reports.
    (13) Identify and use non-MOS 42R buglers and drummers to perform in military funerals, memorial services, drill
    and ceremonies training, and other musical events. (see para 2–1f.)
    (14) When an Army command or an Army headquarters acting as a joint/combined headquarters that is not assigned
    a staff bands officer in accordance with paragraph 1–4j, is assigned more than one military band, they will appoint the
    senior Army band officer/warrant officer bandmaster to perform collateral duties as the command’s staff bands officer.
    This officer will perform the duties as described in paragraph 1–4j, as appropriate. In contingency operations, the staff
    bands officer will advise on the best ways to maximize the effectiveness of band support to the operation and
    coordinate transitions between deploying and redeploying band elements.
    f. Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1/J–1/C–1. In accordance with FM 1–19, the DCS, G–1 (J–1 or C–1 in task forces) is
    responsible for staff oversight of band operations. The DCS, G–1 (J–1 or C–1 in task forces), with oversight of both
    band operations and MWR entertainment, must synchronize their efforts to ensure maximum support to U.S. forces and
    information operations.
    g. Commandant, United States Army School of Music (USASOM). The Commandant, USASOM will—
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    (1) Review equipment changes to authorization documents, TOE/MTOE, tables of distribution and allowances
    (TDA), and common tables of allowances (CTA) for Army bands and band activities. Recommend changes to other
    proponents, U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency (USAFMSA), or Army commands as appropriate.
    (2) Review procurement, distribution procedures, and standards for band equipment. Maintain standard operating
    procedures for the lateral transfer of equipment throughout the Army bands program.
    (3) Develop and update all relevant doctrinal publications as needed.
    (4) Develop, implement, and conduct officer, noncommissioned officer (NCO), and initial military training programs
    for the Army bands program.
    (5) Perform, in coordination with specialty skill identifier, all combat development functions concerning Army
    bands, to include the review, revision, and development of all doctrinal and training literature products.
    (6) Coordinate expertise necessary for the Combined Arms Support Command to conduct manpower requirements
    criteria studies.
    (7) Assist the Army Clothing and Equipment Board in testing, evaluating, and adopting items of Army band mission
    clothing and equipment.
    (8) Develop standard evaluation and audition procedures to determine the musical qualifications of all persons
    applying for—
    (a) Appointment as Army band officers or warrant officer bandmasters.
    (b) Duty as Army musicians.
    (c) Additional skill identifier, C1.
    (9) Train and certify Army band officers (AOC AG 42C), warrant officer bandmasters (MOS 420C), and enlisted
    personnel (MOS 42R) to administer auditions and maintain a database of those personnel certified.
    (10) Conduct annual ABLT.
    (11) Advise and assist the Chief, Army Bands (CAB) on combat development initiatives to include TOE, MTOE,
    TDA, and CTA.
    (12) Organize officer selection boards on behalf of Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate. Coordinate
    applications, evaluations, and selection of applicants seeking assignment as Army band officers.
    (13) Review all ORE reports for adequacy and make recommendations to Army command and local commanders
    when necessary. Identify an Army band officer to conduct mission readiness evaluations of those bands in commands
    that do not have a staff bands officer. Monitor frequency of Army band mission readiness evaluations to ensure
    compliance with paragraph 5–2.
    (14) Maintain the Army band Operations Report (ABOR) system and provide reports as required.
    (15) Provide subject matter expert advice to USAREC on the use of bands to recruit Soldiers and on methods to
    recruit for the Army Band Career Program (ABCP).
    (16) Update and exercise responsibility for AR 220–90 and DA PAM 220–90.
    (17) Assist the Army Corps of Engineers and local commanders in the design and programming of band facility
    construction and renovation.
    (18) Develop recommendations on assignment of Army band officers for review by Chief, Army Bands and
    submission to HRC.
    h. Command Sergeant Major (CSM), USASOM. The CSM, USASOM will—
    (1) Serve as senior enlisted representative for Army bands.
    (2) Develop recommendations on assignment of Active Army MOS 42R Soldiers in ranks of MSG, 1SG, and SGM
    for review by Chief, Army Bands and submission to HRC
    (3) Mentor and supervise the professional development of senior NCOs in MOS 42R.
    (4) Convene Army band SGMs to review issues pertaining to Soldiers in MOS 42R, periodically, but no less than
    annually.
    (5) Present recommended briefing materials for DA centralized promotion boards to CAB for approval.
    i. Chief, Army Bands Proponency Office. The Chief, Army Bands Proponency Office will—
    (1) Advise and assist CAB on all band technical matters.
    (2) Review personnel changes to organization authorization documents, TOE, MTOE, CTA, and TDA for Army
    bands and band activities. Recommend changes to other Army proponents, USAFMSA, or Army Commands as
    appropriate.
    (3) Advise and assist USAREC in recruiting for the ABCP. Review and approve advertising and recruiting programs
    for Army bands.
    (4) Review strategic and tactical plans, studies, and initiatives concerning the employment of Army bands. Develop
    force planning guides and allocation rules for Army bands.
    (5) Assist USAREC in the selection of applicants for training as warrant officer bandmasters by providing technical
    screening of their qualifications.
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    (6) Develop recommendations on assignment of Active Army bandmasters (MOS 420C) for review by Chief, Army
    Bands and submission to HRC.
    (7) Assist and advise HRC in Army band officer, warrant officer bandmaster, and Army bandmember accessions,
    management, and assignments.
    (8) Assist and advise HRC in Reserve Component staff bands officers and NCO appointments and assignments.
    (9) Assist and advise HRC in monitoring the DA Centralized Bandmember Accession Management Program and the
    musical qualifications of all Army band personnel.
    (10) Participate in the review and analysis of Army band requirements.
    j. Staff bands officers. Staff bands officers will—
    (1) Conduct formal evaluations of Army bands within their command. The administration, training, logistical
    support, facilities, personnel management, use, and mission effectiveness of bands and Army musicians will be
    evaluated (see chap 5).
    (2) Assist their commander to formulate plans and policies that prescribe effective band use.
    (3) Establish liaison with centers of influence (including college and high school music educators) to gain their
    support and assistance in recruiting Army musicians (see glossary, “Centers of influence”).
    (4) Conduct orientations, in-service training conferences, clinics, workshops, and demonstrations for command
    Army band officers, warrant officer bandmasters, and bandmembers.
    (5) Monitor effective use of bands in their command per AR 360–1 and chapter 2.
    (6) Disseminate band-related information to commands with Army bands.
    (7) Provide in-service training on the capabilities and use of bands to morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR), public
    affairs (PA), civil affairs (CA), psychological operations (PSYOP), and recruiting personnel at their headquarters (HQ).
    (8) Respond to requests for guidance pertaining to procurement of equipment and supplies, and for construction,
    conversion, renovation, and repair of band training facilities.
    (9) Monitor band personnel management procedures and ensure bandmasters and personnel officers follow pre-
    scribed classification and assignment procedures.
    (10) Review and monitor implementation of approved Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) program and
    budget guidance affecting bands within their command.
    (11) Review the MTOEs of bands within their commands to ensure accuracy and sufficiency.
    (12) Perform OREs for other commands upon request of FORSCOM SBO. Funding will be provided by the
    supported command.
    (13) In addition, FORSCOM SBO will—
    (a) Appoint selected senior RC warrant officer bandmasters for additional duty as RC staff band officers to provide
    subject matter expert oversight and advice to Army bands within their component.
    (b) Appoint selected senior RC NCOs for additional duty as RC staff band NCOs to provide subject matter expert
    oversight and advice to Army bands within their component.
    (c) Establish duties and responsibilities for RC staff band officers and NCOs.
    (d) Supervise RC SBO’s performance of duties as outlined in 1–4i(1) through 1–4i(12), above. The FORSCOM
    SBO will provide memorandum input to the rating chain of RC staff band officers and NCOs to enable their chains of
    command to appropriately include these duties in evaluation reports.
    (e) Review ORE reports prepared by RC SBOs and forward to the appropriate official in HQ FORSCOM for
    signature.
    k. Band commanders. Commissioned Army band officers (area of concentration (AOC) 42C), and warrant officer
    bandmasters (military occupational specialty (MOS) 420C) are responsible for the unit-level command and control of
    their bands. Responsibilities include Uniform Code of Military Justice authority, administration, operations, training,
    and supply. In addition, band commanders will—
    (1) Advise higher echelon commanders on local band matters such as organization, operation, committing proce-
    dures, planning of training, and facilities.
    (2) Serve as the command subject matter expert on all matters pertaining to music.
    (3) Advise senior commanders on the most effective way to employ the band’s subordinate music support teams
    (MST) in support of operations.
    (4) Appoint Army musicians to leadership and staff positions within the unit.
    (5) Evaluate the physical and acoustical limitations of performance sites, length of the events supported, resources
    available, and determine the size and instrumentation of musical groups used in support of authorized commitments.
    (6) Prepare annual budgets that include, as a minimum, funds to—
    (a) Maintain and replace MTOE/CTA/TDA equipment and uniform items required for mission success (see para
    4–1).
    (b) Procure expendable musical supplies, sheet music, and recordings (see para 4–1e and 4–2).
    (c) Budget TDY travel for Army band officers, warrant officer bandmasters, the band senior sergeant, and other
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    bandmembers to attend the annual ABLT, music clinics, seminars, and other band-related events to ensure professional
    development of all unit personnel.
    (7) Develop and carry out military and MOS/ASI-related training programs (that is private lessons, conductor
    training, and so forth) for their unit. Individual MOS/ASI-related training programs should be coordinated with local
    educators.
    (8) Develop, maintain, and regularly evaluate the technical proficiency of unit personnel. Band commanders will
    recommend reclassification or separation of individuals who cannot meet and maintain minimum qualifications and
    requirements of their MOS/ASI (see AR 611–1 and AR 635–200).
    (9) Recommend career Army musicians for training as warrant officer bandmasters (MOS 420C) or Army band
    officers (AOC AG 42C).
    (10) Support U.S. Army recruiting goals by—
    (a) Providing band support to selected events sponsored by USAREC, National Guard Recruiting, or state, or
    territory recruiting and retention offices.
    (b) Auditioning and interviewing prospects, both on and off-post (including local educational institutions), for
    enlistment as Army musicians. (See AR 601–210 for further information).
    (c) Establishing and maintaining a rapport with local centers of influence (including college and high school music
    educators) to gain their support and assistance in recruiting Army musicians. (See glossary, “Centers of influence.”)
    (d) Appointing a band member the collateral duty as Recruiting Liaison to coordinate the unit’s efforts to support
    USAREC.
    (e) Providing musical support to ensure local recruiting programs are achieving desired results.
    (f) Coordinating recruiting activities with local Active Army and RC recruiting personnel.
    (11) Identify potential in-service personnel for on-the-job training (OJT) in shortage band ASIs. (see para 3–6c).
    (12) Select and program appropriate music for all band support missions.
    (13) Administer an effective unit reenlistment/retention program.
    (14) Assume the responsibilities of an SBO when directed.
    (15) Review/recommend changes to authorization documents.
    (16) Actively recruit and recommend highly qualified Soldiers for appointment as warrant officer bandmasters and
    Army band officers.
    l. Senior band commanders. Senior band commanders (commissioned and warrant officer) will have the inherent
    responsibility to actively mentor more junior Army band officers and warrant officer bandmasters, regardless of
    command relationship. Additionally, senior Army band officers and warrant officer bandmasters are frequently required
    to provide expert advice to USASOM and CAB.
    m. Commander, The United States Army Band (TUSAB). The Commander, TUSAB will—
    (1) Serve as the proponent and procurement source for all foreign national anthems (see para 2–5b, below).
    (2) Serve as point of contact (POC) for requests to designate unit/organizational songs. Maintain all approved
    organizational songs in accordance with paragraph 2–6.
    n. Commander, The United States Army Field Band (TUSAFB). The Commander, TUSAFB will—
    (1) Coordinate with the intellectual property attorneys of the Army, when necessary, on issues regarding copyright
    law.
    (2) Serve as approval authority for bands (other than special bands) wishing to produce recordings (see para 2–7).
    o. Band senior sergeants. A band senior sergeant is the senior noncommissioned officer (NCO) designated to fill the
    highest ranking enlisted position in a band. A master sergeant slotted in the 42R5M9(X) position is the band first
    sergeant; a sergeant major in that position is the band sergeant major. The band senior sergeant will—
    (1) Assume temporary command of the band in the absence of an Army band officer (AOC AG42C) or warrant
    officer bandmaster (MOS AG 420C) (see AR 600–20, chap 2, and para 1–6, below).
    (2) Maintain discipline, morale, and personnel accountability.
    (3) Provide the band commander guidance and assistance on all matters pertaining to enlisted personnel.
    (4) Assist the band commander in planning and conducting the unit’s training program. The band senior sergeant is
    the primary unit trainer.
    (5) Serve as the primary enlisted conductor of the band.
    (6) Select unit personnel to perform appointed duties for internal support positions, to include but not limited to
    administration, training, operations, logistics, music library, instrument repair, technical support, and supervise the
    execution of these duties.
    (7) Interview and audition, during the absence of the band commander, applicants for enlistment as Army musicians.
    This responsibility may not be further delegated.
    (8) Continue to perform in the band as a conductor, drum major, instrumentalist and/or vocalist as appropriate.
    (9) Serve as the primary career counselor for band enlisted Soldiers and act as POC for most communications with
    higher headquarters’ personnel managers.
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    (10) Serve as the primary representative to the command on enlisted matters and ceremonial issues.
    (11) Ensure primary military occupational specialty (PMOS) 42R Soldiers are auditioned on their primary instru-
    mental ASI by appropriate NCO supervisor(s) within 90 days of arrival at a new unit in order to diagnose any technical
    weaknesses requiring remedial training. If after a brief (usually no longer than 90 day) period of remedial training the
    Soldier has not attained the technical proficiency for their grade, band senior sergeants will recommend action by the
    band commander in accordance with paragraph 1–4k(8).
    p. Senior band sergeants major. Senior band sergeants major, in addition to the above, serve as the senior enlisted
    band Soldiers in their commands. They will assist and advise Chief, Army Bands and their respective commands on
    issues affecting MOS 42R Soldiers. They will assist in the mentoring and professional development of band first
    sergeants. They will also serve as special assistant to the Theater HRC for the purpose of pinpointing Army band
    Soldiers to specific Army band units in the theater.
    (1) The USASOM Command Sergeant Major, with input from band sergeants major, is responsible for annually
    drafting recommended briefings for DA centralized promotion boards and transmitting those recommendations to the
    Army Bands Proponency Office as directed by CAB.
    (2) RC band sergeants major, will assist FORSCOM SBO and RC SBOs on matters relating to RC band issues.
    q. Detachment Leaders. Perform the duties of a band senior sergeant when placed in supervision of one or more
    MSTs in split-based operations.
    r. Full time support (FTS) personnel (RC only). FTS personnel are the commander’s principal representatives and
    administrators. (See AR 135–2 for more information.) They assist commanders in executing all unit functions and
    will—
    (1) Maintain accountability for Soldiers’ pay periods (training assemblies, annual training, additional training
    assemblies, and other periods of federal or state active duty); initiate requests for the publication of active duty orders;
    and initiate and track all pay actions including travel pay for all unit members.
    (2) Maintain accountability for retirement points for all unit members.
    (3) Maintain unit readiness in accordance with the commander’s intent through the management of personnel,
    maintenance, supply, and training issues by—
    (a) Coordinating, managing, and accomplishing actions necessary to ensure individual and collective training is
    planned, executed, and documented.
    (b) Initiating and tracking all personnel actions for unit Soldiers.
    (c) Ensuring the continual maintenance of all unit equipment and facilities.
    (d) Initiating, tracking all unit supply actions, and maintaining property accountability at all levels.
    (4) Coordinate, manage, and accomplish all aspects of band operations to ensure smooth execution of band
    commitments, to include transportation, food service, billeting, and site reconnaissance.
    (5) Serve as the commander’s full time representative to the community, other military units, and the band’s higher
    headquarters.
    (6) Maintain continuity of unit operations between training assemblies.
    (7) Unless certified by Commandant, USASOM, FTS personnel are not authorized to perform auditions to qualify
    Soldiers for acceptance into the ABCP.
    s. United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) Band Liaison. The USAREC Band Liaison will—
    (1) Serve as the central POC between brigade band liaisons and career managers at HRC, Army band Proponency
    Office, and Commandant, USASOM.
    (2) Coordinate with USASOM on matters pertaining to band recruiting issues and audition standards.
    (3) Coordinate with career managers at HRC concerning mission status, progress, and issues.
    (4) Assist in recruiting Army band officers.
    (5) Advise Chief, Special Missions and USAREC personnel on technical aspects of Army bands program.
    (6) Serve as acting brigade liaison during their absence.
    t. United States Army Recruiting Command Brigade Liaisons. The USAREC Brigade Liaisons will—
    (1) Serve as central point of contact for all information concerning recruiting of band applicants for the entire
    brigade.
    (2) Serve as the subject matter expert on band recruiting issues for the brigade CDR.
    (3) Plan, coordinate, and conduct presentations and auditions in support of recruiters in the recruiting of potential
    applicants for the Army Bands Career Program (ABCP).
    (4) Assist the USAREC Liaison in managing band recruiting mission issues.
    (5) Provide expert advice on trends and developments in the band recruiting field to their respective brigades and to
    HQ USAREC, in order to improve and update band recruiting procedures and policy.
    (6) Monitor accession rates and mission achievement numbers for the USAREC Band Liaison.
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    1–5. Mission of Army bands
    The mission of Army bands 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.
    a. All Army bands will—
    (1) Be employed as an integral part of strategic outreach. This includes, but is not limited to—
    (a) Soldier support.
    (b) Family support.
    (c) Recruiting support.
    (d) Public diplomacy.
    (e) Community relations.
    (f) Education.
    (2) Serve as a combat multiplier for the commander by supporting the morale, esprit de corps, and will-to-win of
    troops in its area of operations.
    (3) Provide support to counterpart-level coalition operations in the geographic location of the parent unit, as well as
    to build a bond between U.S. forces and peoples of other nations.
    (4) Provide support for ceremonies, troop support functions, concerts, protocol functions, and religious ceremonies
    (see para 2–3a(3)).
    (5) Deploy music support teams (MST) to provide music support to operations.
    (6) Provide command and control to accept MST to augment the mission or to backfill deployed MST.
    (7) Actively support Army recruiting efforts as well as supporting efforts to recruit military and civilian personnel
    for the Army Bands Career Program (ABCP) (see para 1–4k(9), above).
    b. In addition, Army band (Medium) will—
    (1) Provide music support up to the operational level.
    (2) Be employed to support joint and multinational operations, to support community relations, and to build a bond
    between U.S. forces and peoples of other nations.
    c. In addition, Army band (Large) will—
    (1) Provide music support up to the strategic and theater levels.
    (2) Be employed to support joint and multinational operations, to significantly strengthen the common spirit and
    pride of Americans, and to build a bond between U.S. forces and peoples of other nations.
    d. In addition, to the mission assigned to all Army bands, special bands are assigned the following specific missions:
    (1) The United States Army Band (TUSAB) is assigned to and supports the U.S. Army Military District of
    Washington (USAMDW) and provides musical support to DOD, The White House, and other civic and governmental
    agencies in the National Capital Region (NCR). TUSAB also represents the Army and the Nation at major National
    and international events as directed by DOD and HQDA.
    (2) The United States Army Field Band (TUSAFB) is under the operational control of the Chief of Public Affairs,
    Office of the Secretary of the Army. TUSAFB presents National and international performances in support of
    community and international relations efforts as directed by DOD and HQDA.
    (3) The United States Military Academy Band (USMAB) is assigned to and supports the U.S. Military Academy as
    well as other military activities in its region. USMAB also presents performances for National and international events
    as directed by HQDA.
    (4) The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (TOGFDC) is assigned to and supports USAMDW and provides support to
    DOD, The White House, and other civic and governmental activities in the NCR. TOGFDC also represents the Army
    and the Nation at major National and international events as directed by DOD and HQDA.
    1–6. Command and control of Army bands
    Army bands are separate units commanded by an Army band officer (AOC 42C) or a warrant officer bandmaster
    (MOS 420C). In the absence of the band commander, the parent organization, installation, or activity commander will
    designate the executive officer or associate bandmaster (AOC 42C or MOS 420C only) to assume command. If one is
    not authorized, assigned, or available, the band senior sergeant will assume temporary command per AR 600–20,
    chapter 2. If a band senior sergeant is not assigned or available, the senior NCO present for duty will assume
    temporary command under the same authority. When it is determined a bandmaster will not be available for an
    extended time, higher headquarters may designate an officer as acting commander. The band senior sergeant will still
    perform bandmaster duties and be the command’s subject matter expert for music support.
    1–7. Designation of Army bands
    Army bands are designated as Adjutant General (AG) Corps units. Enlisted personnel assigned to Army bands and
    Army band activities will wear Army band (Lyre) collar brass. Army band officers and warrant officer bandmasters
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    will wear AG Corps insignia. All band personnel will wear the AG Corps Regimental Distinctive Insignia. Additional
    distinctive insignia and heraldic devices may be worn if authorized by HQDA.
    1–8. Composition of Army bands
    Army bands are modular units that are designed to support Army, Joint, and Coalition formations. Excluding the four
    special bands (two support the Military District of Washington, one supports HQDA Public Affairs, and one supports
    the USMA), there are three different types of regular Army bands: the Army band (Small), the Army band (Medium),
    and the Army band (Large). Their modular structure makes these units capable of multiple concurrent missions by
    deploying various music support teams (MSTs).
    a. The grade and instrumental ASI structure of Army bands are established by TOE, which vary according to
    mission. In order to provide required mission capability, bands in the Active Army each require a unique mix of grade
    and ASI combinations that will be as prescribed by CAB and reflected in applicable MTOE.
    b. The grade, strength, ASI, and equipment authorizations for the USASOM, TOGFDC, and the Supreme Headquar-
    ters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) International Band are established by TDA.
    c. A “Flexible TOE” is used for assigning personnel to all bands (except special bands) of both the Active Army
    and RC. Because of the low-density of ASIs in bands, the “Flexible TOE” concept is necessary to provide the required
    mission capabilities and command and control resources. USAR bands refer to AR 220–90 and AR 140–158, paragraph
    3–11d(4).
    1–9. Distribution of Army bands
    Army bands are distributed to (stationed at) installations and organizations in accordance with allocation rules as
    determined by HQDA.
    Chapter 2
    Operations
    Section I
    Performance Standards, Commitment Criteria, Authorized Participation, and Prohibited Participation
    2–1. Performance standards
    Army bands are among the most visible and effective builders of esprit de corps and cohesion and serve to enhance the
    Army’s public image. Members of Army bands must therefore demonstrate the highest professional performance and
    appearance standards to best represent the Army and serve the Nation. The following performance standards apply:
    a. No Army band will perform under conditions that would discredit or embarrass the United States or the Army.
    The person in charge of a band formation has the authority to withdraw the unit’s participation if a violation is evident
    on arriving at the performance site. Since withdrawing participation may result in public criticism, such action should
    be used judiciously, with maximum discretion and diplomacy. All means to resolve the conflict must be exhausted
    before withdrawing.
    b. When selecting music for performance, band commanders will ensure the music and lyrics to be performed are in
    good taste and not offensive to the audience. Music that runs counter to the Army’s values will not be performed at
    any time.
    c. Bands will not perform in any manner or style which has the potential to injure performers or damage equipment,
    for example, performing on musical instruments while running. Performing outdoors during electrical storms or in
    other severe weather or climatic conditions is potentially dangerous to bandmembers, will result in substandard
    performance, and can render instruments inoperable or in need of extensive and costly repairs (see FM 1–19, para 4–10
    thru 4–12).
    (1) Rain can severely damage woodwind and percussion instruments and presents a serious safety hazard for
    electronic instruments, sound reinforcement systems, and other electrical equipment.
    (2) At or below the freezing point, as determined by temperature or wind chill, there is a great potential for personal
    injuries. Brass, electronic, and woodwind instruments will cease to function properly, if at all, and serious damage to
    instruments is inevitable.
    d. Members of Army bands will perform in uniform. Exceptions for portions of special performances (for example,
    costumes for holiday concerts, show productions, or entertainment) may be granted by the band’s committing officials
    as long as the dignity inherent in being a Soldier is maintained and the audience is fully aware an Army band is
    performing. CTA 50–900 authorizes distinctive uniforms, and appropriated funds will be used to pay for altering such
    uniforms for proper fit.
    e. Since many band ASIs are low density, mission-inhibiting shortages can occur due to schooling and other factors.
    Bands with severe personnel shortages or technical deficiencies will not participate in public events. Army band
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    officers, warrant officer bandmasters, or, in the absence of either, band senior sergeants are the only personnel
    authorized to determine if mission-inhibiting shortages exist. They will immediately apprise committing officials of the
    situation.
    f. All activities (Active Army and RC) authorized bands are responsible for identifying non-MOS 42R buglers and
    drummers to perform in military funerals, memorial services, drill and ceremonies training, and other musical events.
    Such personnel will be trained by the band commander and detailed for performances, according to their abilities, on a
    duty roster basis.
    g. All activities (Active Army and RC) authorized bands are responsible for identifying non-42R vocalists for
    special duty attachments to perform in concerts, entertainment events, and other occasions when vocalists are required.
    h. Army bandmembers must adhere to all Federal copyright laws.
    (1) AR 27–60, paragraph 4–1 states, “As a general rule, copyrighted works will not be reproduced, distributed, or
    performed without the permission of the copyright owner unless such use is within an exception under United States
    Copyright Law, Title 17, United States Code, or such use is required to meet an immediate, mission-essential need for
    which non-infringing alternatives are either unavailable or unsatisfactory.”
    (2) The United States Army Field Band is responsible for assisting Army bands and band activities and coordinating
    with the Intellectual Property Counsel of the Army, when necessary, on issues regarding copyright law. Written
    guidance is available upon request. The full U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code) can be viewed or
    downloaded from Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
    2–2. Commitment criteria
    The commanding general responsible for a band will decide in accordance with applicable regulations what events are
    “official” and authorized band support before committing the band. Among others, those that promote morale and
    esprit de corps of the entire military population, advance the mission and roles of the Army, support recruiting, or
    improve community relations may be designated “official” (see AR 360–1, para 7–2, and “Official DOD Event
    (Function)” in the Glossary). Commanders are not authorized to declare an event, or any portion of it, “official” if the
    sole purpose in doing so is to reduce the cost of a social event to participants or to avoid hiring of civilian musicians.
    The following commitment criteria apply:
    a. Band commanders will advise committing officials as to the policies and procedures in AR 220–90, AR 360–1,
    and AR 600–25. Committing officials will ensure all performance requests comply with these policies prior to
    obligating band support.
    b. Band performances outside normal community relations support areas will be coordinated through public affairs
    channels to the OCPA. This applies to all tours regardless of the sponsoring agency, activity, or the source of funding.
    International tours require DOD approval. Tours and performances OCONUS that support internal concerns of a
    unified or specified command using in-theater assets are exempt from this requirement.
    c. Active Army bandmembers performing at official events during normal off-duty hours will be compensated with
    time off during regular duty hours when permitted by mission requirements. RC bandmembers who perform at official
    events during non-scheduled training periods will be placed on active duty with pay and allowances. Command
    pressure for Soldiers to “volunteer” to perform unofficial duties is strictly prohibited and runs counter to Army values.
    d. Committing officials will ensure local recruiters are informed of and invited to all band performances in the U.S.
    civilian community.
    e. Committing officials will ensure band travel in military buses (school type) will be limited to the immediate area.
    Over-the-road buses (commercial type with underneath storage for personal baggage, uniforms and musical instru-
    ments) will be used to transport band personnel for distances more than 75 road miles (one-way) or when required to
    ensure mission success. If there are recurring requirements to use over-the-road buses and they are not available the
    installation will contract for these services. Army musicians will not be used as drivers to and from commitments
    requiring over-the-road buses.
    f. Army bands will not participate for more than three days for an event without an exception to policy approved by
    OCPA. This is intended to ensure proper use of Army personnel and resources. Additionally, no event will receive
    support from more than one DOD musical organization from any service without prior approval of the Office of the
    Assistant Secretary of the Army, Public Affairs (OASA (PA)) in accordance to DODD 5410.1.
    g. To ensure proper instrumental balance and mission effectiveness, Active Army bands will take block leave as a
    unit. Active Army band commanders will post block leave on the Army Band Intranet (ABI) https://abi.army.mil in
    order to facilitate backfill by a RC band. Committing officials will not commit bands during periods of block leave (see
    AR 600–8–10, para 2–2c(5)). In order to permit individual and collective retraining after a block leave period,
    committing officials will not approve performance requests for 2–3 days following the block leave period. In order to
    permit supported activities to adjust their schedules, committing authorities should designate the block leave period at
    least six months in advance. Installations will coordinate with their SBO or CAB to host annual training by a RC band
    during their band’s summer block leave period (see para 3–7c). This coordination will occur at least one year before
    the projected block leave period.
    h. Band commanders will closely monitor bugler (ASI 9B) and drummer (ASI 9M) support of official functions
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    (including funerals and “dry runs” for routine ceremonies) to ensure the band ensembles have the proper instrumental
    balance necessary for musical training and performing effectiveness.
    i. Programming, budgeting, and financing for authorized participation in community relations events are the respon-
    sibility of the Army command or agency being supported. Additionally, Army bands may support authorized commu-
    nity relations events in which there is no additional cost to the government and events in which the government is
    reimbursed by the event sponsors (see AR 360–1, para 4–4).
    j. Approved participation will be withdrawn if later coordination reveals the band’s appearance will violate policy,
    endanger the participants, damage equipment, or associate the Army with activities that might discredit the Nation (see
    para 2–1b and c, above).
    k. Army musicians may attend music conferences or seminars for professional development and may perform
    nontraditional music as part of these programs.
    2–3. Authorized participation
    Army bands may participate in—
    a. Official military functions, whether on or off the military installation (see AR 360–1, para 7–2a). For example—
    (1) Military ceremonies, to include those supporting other federal agencies (see AR 360–1, para 7–2b).
    (2) Tours (see para 2–2b, above and AR 360–1, para 7–4a).
    (3) Worship services, Army bands must support the installation or activity commander’s religious programs and
    perform at officially designated command memorial ceremonies, military funerals, prayer breakfasts, special religious
    observances, or other official events which may have religious content (see TRADOC Pam 525–13, para 3–3b(5)).
    Bands or band elements will not be committed to support religious activities which selectively benefit, or appear to
    selectively benefit, any one specific religious group or organization, except in tactical situations. Bandmembers will not
    be required to actively participate in any portion of the religious observance (to include praying, participating in
    responsive readings, or singing hymns) that is not part of the band’s official portion of the program.
    (4) Other events on military installations and sponsored by the military such as physical training and sports events,
    open houses, Army birthday celebrations, organization days, dedications of official government facilities, and annual
    branch-specific celebrations.
    (5) Free social and entertainment activities sponsored by the military, held on or off military installations, and
    conducted for the benefit of military personnel and their guests. These may include functions for which a charge is
    levied to defray expenses for food, beverages, and other incidental expenses. (See AR 360–1, para 7–2f for further
    information.)
    b. Official civil ceremonies and functions, sponsored and conducted by federal, state, and municipal governments, to
    include inaugurals, dedications of public buildings and projects, ceremonies for officially invited governmental visitors,
    and convening of legislative bodies. (See AR 360–1, para 7–2b for further information.)
    c. Parades and ceremonies incidental to gatherings of personnel of the Armed Forces, veterans, and patriotic
    organizations. (See AR 360–1 for further information.)
    d. Civic or community-sponsored parades, rallies, and concerts that further community relations, support recruiting
    programs, or celebrate a national holiday. Regardless of sponsorship, certain events attract crowds to the local business
    district. When evaluating requests for support to such events, commanders must determine if the sponsor is cooperating
    with the spirit and intent of the foregoing policy, and if the event will benefit the Army (see AR 360–1, para 7–2c and
    7–3f(2)).
    e. Civilian-sponsored social, civic, and cultural events, if the musical participation is limited to patriotic, military
    music, and other musical selections clearly demonstrating the professionalism of the Soldier musicians (see AR 360–1,
    para 7–4b(3), and “Patriotic Music” in the Glossary). The most frequent examples of this type of authorized support are
    patriotic (military) programs (see “Patriotic and Military Program,” in the glossary).
    f. Ceremonies, demonstrations, and other public activities that support military recruiting, official U.S. Army Cadet
    Command activities, or physical fitness programs (see AR 360–1, para 7–2e).
    g. Sports events, if they fall within the conditions listed in AR 360–1, paragraph 7–2g. Activities other than those
    described in that paragraph require the approval of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Public Affairs and
    requests must be forwarded through channels to OCPA.
    h. Activities in shopping centers and malls, as authorized by the local commander, to support recruiting. The
    primary purpose must be to gain attention in order to attract visitors to the recruiting display and must not act as a way
    to increase business or otherwise reflect unfavorably on the Army (see AR 360–1, para 7–2h; and para 2–3k, below).
    i. Performances and band skill clinics or demonstrations in public and private schools and universities. USAREC
    and ARNG recruiting personnel will be invited to attend performances at the high school and post-secondary levels.
    j. Army bands will be permitted to support specific fund-raising activities (see AR 360–1, para 8–1f).
    k. Bands will be authorized to perform at some commercial events sponsored by a commercial enterprise, to include
    major commercial sports events. Such support may only be authorized when there is very little probability that the
    band’s presence will increase the audience size, when the event would occur without the band’s performance, where
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    the band support is patriotic or military in nature, where band support does not selectively benefit the commercial
    activity of the sponsor, and where the band’s presence will serve to enhance the positive image of the Army.
    l. Bandmembers will be permitted to perform at on-post or off-post events that are not entitled to official band
    support and will be permitted to do so with or without remuneration (an example of this would be a wedding reception
    or a private organization luncheon) provided they—
    (1) Do so on their off-duty time and do not receive compensatory time off.
    (2) Adhere to proper standards of conduct (DOD Directive 5500.7) and local off-duty employment policy.
    (3) Do not interfere with the customary or regular employment of local civilian musicians (see Title 10, United
    States Code (USC), Section 3634 in app B, and AR 220–90, section II). Local commanders will investigate all
    interference complaints and, if verified, will instruct the persons involved not to return to that specific place of
    employment. If compensated, pay will be on a wage scale mutually satisfactory to the employer and the musician
    providing the services.
    (4) Do not use government equipment in the preparation or execution of the event, or government facilities in the
    preparation for the event (see DOD 5500.7–R).
    (5) Do not appear in uniform or represent themselves officially as Army bandmembers or as an Army band
    performing group.
    2–4. Prohibited participation
    Army bands are specifically prohibited from participating in the following:
    a. Performance of background, dinner, or dance music at events sponsored by other than military or official
    Government entities (see AR 360–1, para 7–3a and 7–4b(3)). Attendance by military or government dignitaries does
    not necessarily constitute an official function. Such events may still be classified as prohibited.
    b. Political meetings, ceremonies and like events, whether on or off the installation.
    c. Public programs held away from a military installation where the band is expected to perform back-up support for
    other entertainers, unless the band performs as a featured participant and has received a waiver from the American
    Federation of Musicians (see AR 360–1, para 7–4b(8)).
    d. Events, other than those authorized by paragraph 2–3j and k, above, for which there is an admission or other fee
    imposed.
    e. Events, other than normal military commitments, for which band participation would selectively benefit or appear
    to selectively benefit any person, group, or corporation. This applies to all affiliations (profit, nonprofit, religious or
    quasi-religious, sectarian, ideological, fraternal, political, or commercial).
    f. Motion picture premieres or regular movie presentations, fashion shows, or similar events sponsored or conducted
    for the sole benefit of commercial interests (see AR 360–1, para 7–3f(1); and para 2–3d, above).
    g. Parades (such as Christmas parades) sponsored primarily to support the commercial aspects of a holiday or event
    (see AR 360–1, para 7–3f(2); and para 2–3d, above).
    h. Civilian-sponsored beauty contests or pageants and similar events (see AR 360–1, para 7–3f(3)).
    i. Events that are solely designed to stimulate sales or increase commercial business (see para 2–3k, above).
    Section II
    Ceremonial Music Performance Standards, Requests to Designate Unit Songs, and Recordings
    2–5. Ceremonial music performance standards
    Since ceremonial music frequently accompanies military formations and official ceremonies, military custom and
    public law have established standards pertaining to its performance. Ceremonial music will be performed at the
    position of attention, as modified to allow the use of musical instruments. In addition, the official standards of
    performance of the most frequently performed ceremonial musical compositions follow:
    a. The National Anthem. The Act of 3 March 1931 (Title 36, United States Code, Section 301) designated the “Star
    Spangled Banner” as the National Anthem of the United States of America. Title 36, United States Code, Section 301
    specifies general conduct during playing of the National Anthem. Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1005.4
    specifies policy for its performance. All Army bands will—
    (1) Use the DOD-approved arrangement of the “Star Spangled Banner” (see FM 1–19, app A, fig A–2). Band
    commanders may use other arrangements more appropriate for the instrumentation of ensembles, as long as they are
    written and performed in a manner that respects the dignity and purpose of the National Anthem as typified by the
    official arrangement.
    (2) Perform the National Anthem of the United States last when a foreign national anthem or anthems are
    performed.
    (3) Not repeat the National Anthem during a ceremony. Substitute “To the Color” when honors must be given to the
    national color more than once during a ceremony. The circumstances of the event dictate whether the National Anthem
    or “To the Color” is played first (see para 2–5e, below). If, in the course of any ceremony, it is required that honors to
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    the President of the United States be performed more than once, “Hail to the Chief” may be used interchangeably with
    “The Star-Spangled Banner” (see para 2–5c, below).
    (4) Not include the National Anthem in any musical arrangement, composition, or medley.
    (5) Use discretion in determining whether or not to perform the National Anthem for rehearsals in a public setting.
    The band may play a single chord in place of the National Anthem for “dry runs” or other rehearsals as appropriate.
    b. Foreign National Anthems. DOD Instruction 1005.4 specifies performance of foreign national anthems. Army
    bands will—
    (1) Use only the DOD approved versions of foreign national anthems. DOD approved versions and errata sheets
    may be obtained from: Anthems NCO, The United States Army Band, Fort Myer, VA 22211–5050; DSN: 226–3648;
    Com: (703) 696–3648; (fax: 2783); e-mail: anthems@fmmc.army.mil.
    (2) Contact the Anthems NCO, TUSAB (see para 2–5b(1), above) before performing any foreign anthem for
    verification of version, current performance practices, and interpretation.
    (3) Perform multiple foreign national anthems in the alphabetical order of the nations’ names as spelled in English.
    Adaptations may be made for local practice when on foreign soil.
    (4) Accord them the same honor and courtesies as the U.S. National Anthem.
    c. Hail to the Chief. This traditional selection is a musical tribute to the President of the United States. It will not be
    used as a tribute to other dignitaries nor for any other purpose. DOD Instruction 1005.4 specifies performance of “Hail
    to the Chief.” Army bands will—
    (1) Use only the DOD authorized arrangement of “Hail to the Chief” (see FM 1–19, appendix A, figure A–5).
    (2) Accord it the same honor and courtesies as the U.S. National Anthem.
    (3) Use “Hail to the Chief” interchangeably with the U.S. National Anthem if honors to the President of the United
    States must be presented more than once during a ceremony.
    (4) When specified by the President, Secretary of State, Director of the United States Secret Service, or other
    authorized representative, use the music as a signal for the President and his immediate party to move to or from their
    places while all others stand fast.
    d. Hail Columbia. This traditional selection is a musical tribute to the Vice President of the United States. Army
    bands will—
    (1) Use only the DOD authorized arrangement of “Hail Columbia” (see FM 1–19, app A, fig A–6).
    (2) Accord it the same honor and courtesies as the U.S. National Anthem.
    e. To the Color. If an Army band is not present, smaller musical units, trumpeters, or buglers may substitute “To the
    Color” (see FM 1–19, app A, fig A–1) for the U.S. National Anthem. “To the Color” will be used when honors must
    be given to the national color more than once during a ceremony. The circumstances of the event dictate whether the
    National Anthem or “To the Color” is played first. “To the Color” will be given the same honor and courtesies as the
    U.S. National Anthem.
    f. The Army Song. The official song of the United States Army is “The Army Goes Rolling Along” (see FM 1–19,
    app A, fig A–9, and A–10), known informally as the Army Song. Army personnel will stand at attention whenever
    “The Army Goes Rolling Along” is performed. It may be played during parades, ceremonies, formations, and other
    official or semi-official affairs throughout the Army. It will not be played to exclusively represent the Field Artillery or
    any other branch of the Army. Further—
    (1) Army bands will perform “The Army Goes Rolling Along” in a fashion that respects the dignity and purpose of
    the official song of the United States Army.
    (2) The dignity and respect due “The Army Goes Rolling Along” does not permit its use in inappropriate or
    indiscriminate programming. The Army Song should not be played when it is awkward to stand (for example, during a
    meal, or when spectators or participants are entering, exiting, or participating in an event).
    (3) Commanders of Army bands will ensure any fanfare or medley including the Army Song enhances its presenta-
    tion and maintains the decorum due the Army’s official song. When practical, “The Army Goes Rolling Along” will be
    preceded by an invitation for the audience to stand along with Army personnel in recognition of this service song.
    g. Songs of other Services. The following guidance will be followed in the performance of the official songs of the
    Armed Forces of the United States:
    (1) Other Service songs will be accorded the same courtesies extended to “The Army Goes Rolling Along,” as
    stated in paragraph 2–5f.
    (2) In accordance with DODD 1005.8, the order of performance (see para 2–5g(3), below) for Service songs is:
    (a) Army: “The Army Goes Rolling Along.”
    (b) Marine Corps: “The Marine’s Hymn.”
    (c) Navy: “Anchors Aweigh.”
    (d) Air Force: “Official U.S. Air Force Song.”
    (e) Coast Guard: “Semper Paratus.”
    (3) The normal method of performing service songs will be in the above order. However, certain occasions may call
    for the order to be reversed, such as in a medley featuring “The Army Goes Rolling Along” as the finale. This is
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    authorized as long as the relative order of songs is maintained. Only medleys containing the service songs in an
    approved order of precedence will be performed by Army bands.
    (4) In cases where not all Services are represented (tri-service commands, as an example) it is permissible to omit
    the songs of the Services not represented. The remaining service songs will be performed in their order of precedence.
    (5) When performing at veteran’s events, the official song of the U.S. Merchant Marine, “Heave Ho! My Lads,
    Heave Ho!” may be added to the service medley. It will be placed in precedence after “Semper Paratus.”
    h. Taps. “Taps” (see FM 1–19, app A, fig A–35) is the bugle call sounded in the evening to signal that unauthorized
    lights are to be extinguished. “Taps” is also rendered as honors at military funerals and memorial services. As such, it
    must always be treated with an appropriate sense of dignity.
    (1) “Echo Taps” or “Silver Taps,” the practice of performing “Taps” with multiple buglers, is not authorized. “Echo
    Taps” is not a part of Army tradition and improperly uses bugler assets.
    (2) It is inappropriate to rehearse “Taps” in a public setting. The bugler may play a single note in place of “Taps”
    for “dry runs” or other rehearsals as appropriate.
    (3) Because "Taps" has such a specific and important role in Army tradition, it should be used only as specified in
    paragraph 2–5h. above and not at other times during military ceremonies or other events.
    i. Honors. “Ruffles and Flourishes,” the “General’s March,” and other ceremonial musical compositions and their
    performance standards can be found in FM 1–19, appendix A.
    j. Bugle command ceremonies. Bugle command ceremonies, the practice of having commands for a formation
    performed by a bugler, are a non-standard ceremonial practice and are generally discouraged. When commanders
    determine that a bugle command ceremony is to be used, the bugler sounding the commands will always be located in
    the band on the left flank.
    2–6. Requests to designate unit songs
    Unit commanders may adopt official songs for their organizations.
    a. After complying with federal copyright laws (see para 2–1f, above), unit commanders will forward their song to
    the Commander, TUSAB for technical review. Commander, TUSAB will review the song for musical correctness. If
    t h e s o n g c o n t a i n s l y r i c s , C o m m a n d e r , T U S A B w i l l f o r w a r d i t t o T h e C e n t e r o f M i l i t a r y H i s t o r y , H Q D A
    (DAMH–FPO), 103 Third Avenue, Fort McNair, D.C. 20319–5058, DSN 325–2735, which will determine if the song
    is historically appropriate for the unit. Once a unit song has been approved, it will not be approved for another
    organization unless that organization proves the song has been associated with it for thirty years or more.
    b. Only one organizational song will be adopted by a regiment organized under the United States Army Regimental
    System, and commanders of elements of the regiment should coordinate their selection and mutually agree upon a
    single song for it.
    c. TUSAB will maintain copies of approved organizational songs. To obtain copies, Army band activities should
    contact the TUSAB Librarian (see para 2–5b(1), above).
    2–7. Recordings
    a. Releases for free public distribution.
    (1) The production and free release to the public of recordings by Army bands, to include both audio and
    audiovisual products (including electronic media such as web-based, downloadable or streaming audio/video) is
    authorized provided recordings comply with Federal copyright laws (see para 2–1g, above).
    (2) To ensure uniform quality control, the production and free release to the public of recordings by other than
    special bands is authorized only on a case-by-case basis. Recordings will be produced in accordance with the Army
    band Recording Guide (available on ABI). Active Army and RC Band commanders will record the proposed music in-
    house and submit it, along with the proposed use and the source of funding for the recording, to the Commander,
    TUSAFB for approval prior to proceeding with the project. Bands will contact the Commander, TUSAFB prior to
    beginning a recording project to ensure the proposed project meets approval criteria. Recordings will comply with
    Federal copyright laws (see para 2–1g, above).
    (3) Recordings may be distributed to:
    (a) Sponsors of Army band performances for use in advertising band concerts.
    (b) Senior military and civilian dignitaries.
    (c) Centers of influence such as reference libraries.
    (d) Recruiters to aid in recruiting prospective Army bandmembers.
    (e) Other military bands and bandmembers for use as a training aid.
    (f) Other military units for ceremonial use.
    (g) Music educators for use as a training aid and potential recruiting tool.
    b. Releases for sale. Per Title 10, United States Code, Section 349, only special bands are authorized to produce
    recordings for commercial sale (see app B, sec II). Proposals for such recordings will be submitted to Commander,
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    TUSAFB for processing through the Office of the Chief, Public Affairs, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of
    Defense (Public Affairs).
    Chapter 3
    Personnel
    Section I
    Selection and Qualification of Army Bands Career Program Personnel
    3–1. Army band officer
    To become an Army band officer one must—
    a. Possess a baccalaureate or advanced degree in music.
    b. Comply with the Army band officer application procedures, issued by Commandant, USASOM, which establishes
    technical qualifications and delineates application procedures.
    c. Be deemed fully qualified by the Army band Commissioned Officer Examining Board and Officer Candidate
    Board to serve capably in all elements of the Army Bands Career Program (ABCP) and be recommended to
    Commanding General (CG), HRC for accession and designation as an Army band officer.
    3–2. Warrant officer bandmaster
    To become a warrant officer bandmaster one must—
    a. Have served a minimum of five years in an Army band in PMOS 42R, be at least a sergeant (E5) on the standing
    promotion list for staff sergeant (E6), be a Basic Noncommissioned Officers’ Course (BNCOC) graduate, and be
    capable of scoring a 3.0 or better on an instrumental audition in their ASI to achieve course standards. Exceptions to
    these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    b. Comply with the application procedures for warrant officer bandmaster, issued by CAB, which establishes
    technical qualifications and delineates application procedures.
    3–3. Enlisted bandmember
    a. Candidates for enlistment into the ABCP must meet requirements as set forth in AR 611–1 and AR 614–200 and
    must pass an audition. Audition material and qualifying scores for MOS 42R (all ASIs) will be prescribed and
    announced by the Commandant, USASOM. Successful applicants will enlist under the Army Civilian Acquired Skills
    Program (see AR 601–210, and the glossary of this regulation). Upon being awarded PMOS 42R, they become
    members of the ABCP (see AR 614–200, chap 6). Soldiers who hold a PMOS other than 42R may join the ABCP
    through supervised on-the-job training (SOJT) as described in paragraph 3–6c, below.
    b. Selection of an individual for assignment to a special band will be based on the needs of the band and the
    applicant’s qualifications. Commanders of special bands have the authority to select individuals for their organizations.
    Whenever MOS 42S is withdrawn, the affected Soldier will be reclassified and reassigned according to the needs of the
    Army.
    c. Selection for duty with an Army band (Large) will be based on an authorized vacancy and the individual
    possessing ASI C1 (see AR 611–1). The Commandant, USASOM will award and withdraw ASI C1. Audition material
    and qualification and recertification procedures will be prescribed and announced by the Commandant, USASOM.
    Whenever ASI C1 is withdrawn from a Soldier assigned to an Army band (Large), the Soldier will be reassigned to an
    Army band (Medium) or an Army band (Small) based on the needs of the Army.
    d. Soldiers may be involuntarily reclassified from MOS 42R and from the ABCP for failure to maintain instrumental
    proficiency, disqualifying physical defects, or for disciplinary reasons which result in the Soldier no longer being able
    to satisfactorily perform required duties (see AR 614–200, chap 6).
    Section II
    Training
    3–4. Army band officer training
    Army band officers must maintain a professional level of military and musical proficiency. They are encouraged to
    continually develop and improve their military and musical qualifications through institutional training and self-
    development as delineated in DA Pamphlet 600–3. Facets of this improvement include—
    a. Officer leader development through the Officer Education System.
    b. Completion of a specialty-related graduate degree.
    c. Enrollment in civilian institutions for training, such as conducting, arranging, and instrumental techniques (see
    AR 621–108).
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    d. Attendance and/or participation in military and civilian professional and educational band clinics, workshops, and
    conferences.
    e. Completion of Army correspondence courses as listed in DA Pam 350–59.
    f. Training with industry (TWI) and fellowships.
    3–5. Warrant officer bandmaster training
    Warrant officer bandmasters must maintain a professional level of military and musical proficiency. They are encour-
    aged to continually develop and improve their military and musical qualifications through institutional training and
    self-development as delineated in DA Pamphlet 600–11. Facets of this improvement include—
    a. Leader development through the Warrant Officer Education System (see AR 611–1).
    b. Completion of a specialty-related Associate degree. (This is a minimum Army-wide requirement, completion of
    higher-level college training is encouraged.)
    c. Enrollment in civilian institutions for training, such as conducting, arranging, and instrumental techniques (see
    AR 621–108).
    d. Attendance and/or participation in military and civilian professional and educational band clinics, workshops, and
    conferences.
    e. Completion of Army correspondence courses as listed in DA Pam 350–59.
    f. Training with industry (TWI) and fellowships.
    3–6. Army bandmember training
    a. Basic training (BT). All personnel who enlist for the ABCP must complete BT.
    b. Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
    (1) Active duty AIT. After graduating from BT, all Active Army Soldiers who have enlisted for the ABCP, except
    those who are being assigned to a special band, will attend AIT at the United States Army School of Music
    (USASOM). Special band members will not attend AIT and will report to their band directly from BT. Technical
    proficiency requirements for AIT completion will be prescribed and announced by the Commandant, USASOM. There
    are no waivers for non-42S Soldiers, although those with exceptional qualifications may be permitted to complete
    training on an accelerated schedule. Soldiers will be awarded the appropriate PMOS and ASI upon graduation.
    (2) Reserve Component Army band Proficiency Training. RC Soldiers will begin familiarization training with their
    unit prior to BT. Within 12 months following completion of BT, all RC band Soldiers will complete proficiency
    training as prescribed by Commandant, USASOM. After completion of proficiency training, band commanders will
    administer an audition and determine that technical qualifications have been met prior to award of PMOS 42R Skill
    Level 1 and the appropriate ASI. A copy of that audition will be provided to Commandant, USASOM to ensure the
    audition was properly administered. Commandant, USASOM will review the training record of the Soldier at Reserve
    Component Army band Proficiency Training, then award the appropriate MOS and ASI if the Soldier is deemed
    qualified.
    (a) Reserve Component bands may allow split option training on a case-by-case basis. This policy does not affect
    that option. An RC band trainee may complete basic training during one Initial Active Duty for Training session and be
    awarded PMOS 42R with skill level “0” without ASI and may perform in their assigned bands. Soldiers must complete
    MOS certification and receive a skill level “1” by completion of proficiency training as prescribed by Commandant,
    USASOM no later than 12 months following the completion of Basic Training. After completion of proficiency
    training, band commanders will administer an audition and certify that technical qualifications have been met prior to
    award of PMOS 42R Skill Level 1 and the appropriate ASI. A copy of that audition will be provided to Commandant,
    USASOM to ensure the audition was properly administered. Commandant, USASOM will review the training record of
    the Soldier at Reserve Component Army band Proficiency Training, then award the appropriate MOS and ASI if the
    Soldier is deemed qualified. When Soldiers are being trained under the split-training option, it is imperative that bands
    implement a specialized training plan focusing on the RC Army band Proficiency Training Checklist (available on
    ABI) to ensure the Soldier arrives at the course prepared to properly execute all required musical tasks in addition to
    compliance with physical fitness standards.
    (b) No bandmember will be considered MOS-qualified who has not met the requirements of this paragraph.
    c. Supervised On-the-Job Training (SOJT).
    (1) Active Army. Enlisted Soldiers who hold a PMOS other than 42R may be accepted for SOJT as an Army
    bandmember if an Army-wide or local shortage exists in the ASI corresponding to the instrument played. Band
    commanders will verify shortage ASI with the Career Manager at HRC. Soldiers will be assigned or attached to an
    Active Army band for a period of at least 120 days. Personnel who desire to reclassify as PMOS 42R must score a
    minimum of 2.3 on an instrumental audition as prescribed and announced by the Commandant, USASOM, be
    recommended by the bandmaster, and complete the Basic Music Course at the USASOM prior to award of PMOS 42R.
    (2) Reserve Components. Enlisted Soldiers who hold a PMOS other than 42R may be accepted for SOJT as an
    Army band member after scoring a 2.3 on an instrumental audition as prescribed and announced by the Commandant,
    USASOM. Upon acceptance, Soldiers will be assigned or attached to a Reserve Component band and complete a
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    minimum of 16 Unit Training Assemblies (UTA). Annual Training (AT) of 14 consecutive days may be substituted for
    the UTA requirement with prior approval by the FORSCOM Staff Band Officer. Upon completion of the SOJT period,
    then Soldier must be recommended by the bandmaster and must complete the Reserve Component Army band
    Proficiency Training at the USASOM prior to award of PMOS 42R. For those Soldiers scoring 2.7 or above on the
    audition, the band commander may request exemption from attendance at Reserve Component Army band Proficiency
    Training based on constructive credit which will be considered by Commandant, USASOM. If, after being awarded the
    PMOS and ASI, a Soldier later fails to successfully perform these duties, the PMOS and ASI will be withdrawn upon
    recommendation of the band commander and the Soldier will be transferred to a unit in which he is, or can become,
    MOS-qualified in accordance with applicable regulations.
    d. The Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES). The objectives of Army band NCOES are to improve
    the musical and military proficiency of Army bands and to prepare enlisted Soldiers for increased positions of
    leadership and responsibility. Members of special bands are exempt from NCOES requirements. All other Army
    bandmembers will attend NCOES professional development courses in accordance with AR 350–1. The Command
    Sergeant Major of USASOM performs additional duty as Commandant of the Army band NCO Academy and is
    responsible for supervision of NCOES for Soldiers holding PMOS 42R.
    e. Individual MOS and ASI related Training Programs. Whenever possible, bandmembers should participate in
    individual MOS and ASI-related training programs (that is, private lessons, conductor training, and so forth) coordi-
    nated with local educators.
    3–7. Unit and organizational training
    Band commanders will conduct training to improve musical proficiency and unit readiness in accordance with Army
    regulations and local command directives. Doctrine on the operational use of bands in combat found in TRADOC Pam
    525–13 and FM 1–19 provides doctrine and guidance on unit training. Army Training and Evaluation Program
    (ARTEP) 12–113–MTP provides training guidance to support the unit’s mission essential task list (METL). Unit
    training plans must reflect training necessary to accomplish the METL. METLs are developed to support the band’s
    mission (see para 1–5). Adding of non-mission related tasks to the METL will result in a decrease in mission readiness.
    a. Individual and collective musical skills are perishable and constant training is necessary to maintain technical
    proficiency (see para 1–5). When bands have been performing non-musical tasks for a significant period of time, a
    period of retraining in musical skills is required prior to the band presenting musical performances. Army band
    officers, warrant officer bandmasters, and in the absence of either, band senior sergeants are the authority on the
    training needed to achieve success in the primary mission. They will determine the amount and kind of both individual
    and collective training and will advise committing officials when there is insufficient training time available due to
    over-commitment.
    b. Active Army bandmembers not assigned to special bands periodically move to new assignments. Bandmembers
    may be required to deploy with the new unit shortly after their arrival. Band Commanders will ensure bandmembers
    receive sufficient individual and collective training in the appropriate tasks to enable them to quickly integrate into
    bands preparing to deploy. This applies to Active Army only.
    c. Reserve Component bands have limited time for training and performance. Special care must be exercised to
    ensure RC bands maintain a realistic balance of time allotted for musical training, non-musical training, and administra-
    tive requirements. RC band commanders will ensure bandmembers receive individual Soldier skill training (for
    example, common task training (CTT) and weapons qualification) during pre-mobilization. Commanders will program
    collective non-musical training on the annual post-mobilization training and support requirements report to ensure that
    after mobilization the unit receives sufficient training at the mobilization station. RC bands must maintain functional
    mobilization and deployment capabilities and train to perform their mission for extended periods of time. RC bands
    will perform a Mobilization Readiness Exercise (MRE) during their two-week annual training (AT) at an Active Army
    installation at least once every four years. Additionally, overseas deployment training (ODT) missions are high-value
    training events and should be conducted every 4 to 8 years. RC bands must be certified on an Army band Mission
    Readiness Evaluation report as qualified for MRE/ODT within the four years prior to conducting the MRE/ODT
    mission. RC bands must also meet all requirements for ODT as outlined in AR 350–9. Additionally, RC bands must
    successfully complete a Mobilization Readiness Exercise prior to conducting an ODT. Fragmented, year-round annual
    training will be avoided to facilitate effective collective training. This applies to Reserve Component only.
    d. As a minimum, an ORE will verify training and degree of unit readiness every 36 months for Active Army bands
    and every 48 months for RC bands (see para 5–1).
    Chapter 4
    Equipment and Facilities
    4–1. Musical instruments
    a. Musical instrument authorizations for Army bands are established by TOE, TDA, or CTA.
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    (1) Additions, deletions, and changes to these documents will be recommended by band commanders and processed
    through command channels to CAB per AR 71–32, and related supply regulations.
    (2) Additions, deletions, and changes to MTOE and installation TDA will be processed through command channels
    to the respective Army Command. Army Commands without an assigned SBO will query CAB for assistance.
    b. Army band officers, warrant officer bandmasters, or band senior sergeants are the only personnel authorized to
    certify the sufficiency, condition, serviceability, and quality of musical instruments, sound reinforcement systems,
    recording equipment, musical support equipment, and expendable supplies.
    (1) First-line, professional-quality musical instruments are required in Army bands. Responsible supporting procure-
    ment activities will procure items based on the recommendation of the Army band officer, warrant officer bandmaster,
    or in the absence of either, the band senior sergeant (see para 1–4j(2)). Any disagreement between the above personnel
    and a procurement official over what constitutes “first-line, professional-quality” musical instruments, electronic
    equipment, or musical support equipment will be referred to the command’s SBO or to CAB, as appropriate, for
    determination.
    (2) Under normal use, most Army band instruments and electronic equipment have a serviceable life of 5 years with
    an Active Army band and 7 to 10 years with an RC band (prior to mobilization). Differences in climate, type of storage
    area used, frequency of use, and quality of preventive maintenance will affect the length of the life-cycle. A detailed
    life cycle with estimated annual replacement costs is available from the Commandant, USASOM.
    c. Band commanders are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of band instruments/equipment and should
    budget accordingly.
    d. Band commanders will report serviceable professional quality musical instruments made excess by authorization
    document changes, reorganization, deactivation, or any other reason to the Materiel and Logistics Systems Division of
    the Directorate of Training and Doctrine (DOTD), USASOM, for dissemination in accordance with instructions from
    the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS).
    e. Army bands will maintain, at a minimum, a 90-day on-hand supply of expendable musical supplies. These
    supplies consist of, but are not limited to, the following: instrument lubricants, reeds, mouthpieces, drum sticks and
    heads, lyres, mutes, minor instrument repair parts, cleaning materials, fuses, guitar/electric bass/bass violin strings,
    microphone/speaker cables, and blank recording products.
    f. Army bands are encouraged to laterally transfer equipment to other Army bands in order to reduce excess and fill
    shortages. Requests for lateral transfers between Army Commands must be submitted to the Commandant, USASOM
    for approval prior to making the transfer. Lateral transfers within an Army Command may be approved by that
    command’s SBO.
    4–2. Band uniforms
    a. Band uniforms are authorized as organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) in CTA 50–900, table
    4.
    b. Army band officers, warrant officer bandmasters, or band senior sergeants are the only personnel authorized to
    certify the sufficiency, condition, serviceability, and quality of band uniforms.
    c. Commanders are responsible for budgeting appropriated funds to be used for the purchase, cleaning and altering
    of all authorized uniforms for proper fit.
    d. OCIE may be managed at a central issue facility (CIF) or at the unit level. If local policy dictates that all band
    uniforms be procured thru a CIF, the CIF shall take over all such support and provide adequate funding for such.
    4–3. Music library
    a. Band music libraries will be treated as sensitive areas because of the cost and historical nature of the sheet music,
    much of which may be out of print and irreplaceable. A secure area with controlled access and proper temperature and
    humidity control is required to prevent theft, loss, or destruction of library contents (see para 4–4b(4), below).
    Automated data processing equipment will be used to maintain accountability of sheet music. Bands are encouraged to
    post their library to the ABI.
    b. Because mission requirements vary, a specific dollar amount to be budgeted for procuring new music, recordings,
    textbooks, and other library materials will not be specified in this regulation. The library budget will be based on what
    the band needs for mission accomplishment as determined by the Army band officer, warrant officer bandmaster, or in
    the absence of either, the band senior sergeant.
    c. One year prior to the deactivation of a band, its music library will be inventoried. A copy of the inventory will be
    sent to the Material and Logistics Systems Division, DOTD, USASOM for dissemination in accordance with instruc-
    tions issued by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service.
    d. To facilitate preparation of customized musical arrangements, all bands require commercial off the shelf music
    writing software and appropriate computer(s) and printer(s) to support the mission. Finale, produced by Coda Music,
    has been adopted as the Army band standard music writing software and is used for NCOES instruction.
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    4–4. Heraldic regalia
    Army bands are authorized to procure heraldic regalia as listed in CTA 50–900, table 4, and CTA 50–909, table 78.
    Requests for approval, design, development, and procurement instructions should be forwarded to the Director, Institute
    o f H e r a l d r y , 9 3 2 5 G u n s t o n R o a d , R o o m S – 1 1 2 , F o r t B e l v o i r , V A 2 2 0 6 0 – 5 5 7 9 ( D S N : 6 5 6 – 4 9 6 9 ; C o m : ( 7 0 3 )
    806–4969).
    4–5. Facilities
    a. Army band training facilities are established to provide each band a place to—
    (1) Conduct organizational and individual training.
    (2) Maintain and store equipment and uniforms.
    (3) Prepare for continuous operational commitments supporting assigned missions.
    b. Appendix N of TI 800–01, will be used as a guide in the construction or renovation of band training facilities. All
    areas containing musical instruments, equipment, or sheet music will be climate-controlled to ensure government
    equipment is safeguarded. Questions about facilities and climate control should be addressed to the band commander.
    Additional information is available from the Army band Proponency Office. Every Army band (Small) will be
    provided a facility that contains, in addition to normal unit administrative areas—
    (1) A main rehearsal room, a separate large group rehearsal room, and two additional rehearsal rooms to provide for
    simultaneous training/rehearsal by four MSTs.
    (2) A recording booth adjacent to and with visual communication with the main rehearsal room.
    (3) Nine to twelve individual practice rooms, which are required to maintain mission-essential individual technical
    proficiency. Construction of these rooms, complete with adequate soundproofing, is usually very costly. Therefore,
    commercially available, prefabricated, soundproof practice modules are acceptable substitutes.
    (4) A music library room.
    (5) A supply and storage room.
    (6) Musical instrument, uniform, and equipment storage rooms.
    (7) A musical instrument repair room.
    (8) Rest rooms and dressing rooms with uniform lockers for both male and female bandmembers.
    (9) Outdoor training areas, within close proximity to the band training facilities, for marching band drill.
    c. These are minimum requirements. Army Bands (Medium), Army Bands (Large), and special bands require
    commensurately more and larger facilities.
    Chapter 5
    Evaluations, Assistance Visits, and Reports
    5–1. Operational readiness evaluations
    Army bands are subject to all inspections as directed by their command. In addition, all bands, except special bands,
    will receive periodic ORE to assist commanders in attaining the most effective use of bands and band personnel. The
    ORE provides a subject matter expert evaluation of band operations, provides training for bandmasters, and assists
    commands in better utilization of assigned bands.
    a. All Active Army bands and band activities will receive ORE every 36 months, and RC bands every 48 months.
    (1) Commands with an assigned SBO will accomplish these evaluations for their assigned bands.
    (2) Commands without an SBO are responsible for providing funding for required ORE. The FORSCOM SBO will
    coordinate designation of an Army band officer to perform these evaluations (see para 1–4b(11), above). As an
    exception, FORSCOM SBO may designate a senior warrant officer bandmaster (MOS 420C) to perform ORE. (See
    para 5–2a, below for reports).
    b. When possible, evaluations will be combined for efficiency and to reduce disruption to unit operations. For
    example, ORE of bands may be made during other command-directed inspections by adding technically qualified
    personnel to the inspection team.
    c. On-site evaluations of RC bands must be conducted in part during scheduled drills or training. Alternate methods
    of evaluation may be used at the discretion of the SBO.
    d. Commands must conduct or request additional ORE and assistance visits for assigned bands as necessary.
    e. An ORE will evaluate the following general areas:
    (1) Mission performance (adequacy of mission accomplishment; technical proficiency of Army band officers,
    warrant officer bandmasters, and bandmembers; utilization of band in tactical environments).
    (a) Concert band.
    (b) Marching/ceremonial band.
    (c) Popular music ensembles.
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    (d) Chamber ensembles.
    (2) Mission support.
    (a) Facilities (adequacy of facilities, rehearsal, storage, administrative, individual practice areas).
    (b) Supply (adequacy of equipment procurement, serviceability, maintenance, and accountability procedures; this
    includes equipment, supplies, organizational clothing, and music library items).
    ( c ) R e s o u r c e m a n a g e m e n t ( a d e q u a c y o f f i s c a l r e s o u r c e s , e f f e c t i v e p r o c e d u r e s f o r b u d g e t d e v e l o p m e n t a n d
    execution).
    (d) Mission control (utilization and commitment of bands, effectiveness of command and control, and commitment
    tasking, published operating procedures, installation support).
    (e) Training management (quality of musical training, annual training (RC), planning, METL based).
    (f) Human resources readiness (military occupational specialty qualified, NCOES, physical readiness).
    (g) Music library (security, accountability, variety to support multiple venues, arranging and ear training equipment)
    (h) Recruiting (program for recruiting prospective Army Soldier/musicians, liaison with USAREC/State recruiters,
    and level of support to senior Army efforts to man the force).
    (i) Safety and security (risk management, force protection, convoy operations, and site recon,
    (j) Mobilization planning (RC only, post mobilization training plans and soldier readiness processing program in
    compliance with FORSCOM Regulation 500–3–3).
    5–2. Technical assistance visits
    a. Technical assistance visits (TAVs) will be directed by CAB for Army bands that receive an overall rating of
    “Needs Much Improvement” on their ORE to assist the unit in correcting their shortfalls.
    b. Bands requesting a TAV will be responsible for funding the technical assistance team. Requests for TAVs will be
    submitted through the unit’s chain of command to the appropriate SBO.
    5–3. Reports
    a. Operational readiness evaluation (ORE) reports. The ORE reports will be furnished to the evaluated command
    through command channels within 45 days of the evaluation’s completion. Reports will contain sufficient detail with
    ratings and specific recommendations to enable commanders to take corrective action. A written report of corrective
    action is required whenever a rating of “Needs Some Improvement” or “Needs Much Improvement” is awarded in any
    evaluated area. The headquarters conducting the evaluation will post each report to ABI, retain a copy and provide
    copies to:
    (1) The appropriate installation, division, or activity commander. Reports for ARNG bands will be provided to the
    respective state adjutant general.
    (2) Chief, Army Bands.
    (3) Commandant, USASOM.
    b. Army Bands Operations Report (ABOR). Band commanders in both the Active Army and RC will report the
    commitment activity for their band using the ABOR. Data will be input online by means of the Army Bands Intranet
    found at https://abi.army.mil. Active Army bands will input data not later than 15 days after the end of each month. RC
    bands will input data not later than 30 days after the end of each month.
    c. Army Bands Annual Funding Report (Active Army only). Band commanders will report the annual direct and
    reimbursable costs of operating their band using the Army Bands Annual Funding Report. Data will be input online by
    means of the Army bands’ intranet found at https://abi.army.mil not later than 15 November of each year.
    d. Army Bands Annual Unit Historical Reports. Band commanders will submit an annual unit historical report. The
    report may be identical to that required by the local command. Reports will be uploaded online by means of Army
    bands’ intranet found at http://abi.army.mil not later than 1 February of each year.
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    Appendix A
    References
    Section I
    Required Publications
    AR 5–22
    The Army Proponent System. (Cited in para 1–4c.)
    AR 27–60
    Intellectual Property. (Cited in para 2–1g(1).)
    AR 71–32
    Force Development and Documentation-Consolidated Policies. (Cited in para 4–1a(1).)
    AR 360–1
    The Army Public Affairs Program. (Cited in paras 1–4f(6), 2–2, 2–3, 2–4.).)
    AR 600–3
    The Army Personnel Proponent System. (Cited in para 1–4c.)
    AR 600–8–10
    Leaves and Passes. (Cited in para 2–2g.)
    AR 600–20
    Army Command Policy. (Cited in paras 1–4l(1), 1–6.)
    AR 600–25
    Salutes, Honors, and Visits of Courtesy. (Cited in para 2–2a.)
    AR 601–210
    Active and Reserve Components Enlistment Program. (Cited in paras 1–4k(9)(b), 1–4l(7), 3–3a, and glossary.)
    AR 611–1
    Military Occupational Classification Structure Development and Implementation. (Cited in paras 1–4k(8), 3–3a, 3–3c,
    3–5a.)
    AR 621–108
    Military Personnel Requirements for Civilian Education. (Cited in paras 3–4c, 3–5c.)
    AR 635–200
    Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations. (Cited in para 1–4k(7).)
    FM 12–50
    U.S. Army Bands. (Cited in paras 2–1c, 2–5a(1), 2–5c(1), 2–5d(1), 2–5e, 2–5f, 2–5h, 2–5i, 3–7.)
    DA Pam 611–21
    Military Occupational Classification and Structure. (Cited in para 1–8c(2).)
    DODI 1005.4
    Performance of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” foreign national anthems, and “Hail to the Chief” by Service Bands.
    (Cited in para 2–4.) DoD Issuances Website: The Official Department of Defense (DoD) Website for DoD Issuances
    DODI 5410.19
    Public Affairs Community Relations Policy Implementation. (Cited in paras 2–2, 2–3, 2–4.) (Available at http://
    DoD Issuances Website: The Official Department of Defense (DoD) Website for DoD Issuances.)
    DODD 5500.7
    Standards of Conduct. (Cited in paras 2–3l(2), 2–3l(4).) (Available at DoD Issuances Website: The Official Department of Defense (DoD) Website for DoD Issuances.)
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    CTA 50–900
    Clothing and Individual Equipment. (Cited in para 4–3.)
    CTA 50–909
    Field and Garrison Furnishings and Equipment. (Cited in para 4–3.)
    TRADOC Pam 525–13
    Operational Concept for Army Bands. (Cited in paras 1–4h(3), 2–3a(3), 3–7.) (Available at http://
    www.tradoc.army.mil/index.htm.)
    TI 800–01, appendix N
    Design Guide for Army band Training Facilities (BTF). (Cited in para 4–4b.) (Available at http://
    U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL.)
    Section II
    Related Publications
    A related publication a source of additional information. The user does not have to read it to understand this regulation.
    AR 25–400–2
    The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)
    AR 58–1
    Management, Acquisition, and Use of Administrative Use Motor Vehicles
    AR 135–2
    Army National Guard (ARNG) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Full-Time Support (FTS) Program
    AR 135–18
    The Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program
    AR 135–100
    Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Army
    AR 135–200
    Active Duty for Missions, Projects, and Training for Reserve Component Soldiers
    AR 350–1
    Army Training and Lead Development
    AR 350–9
    Overseas Deployment Training (DDT)
    AR 350–10
    Management of Army Individual Training Requirements and Resources
    AR 600–8–101
    Personnel Processing (In- and Out-,Soldier Readiness, Mobilization, and Deployment Processing)
    AR 600–9
    The Army Weight Control Program
    AR 600–82
    The U.S. Army Regimental System
    AR 600–100
    Army Leadership
    AR 601–2
    Promotional Recruiting Support Programs
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    AR 601–100
    Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers in the Regular Army.
    AR 601–280
    Army Retention Program
    AR 614–200
    Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management
    AR 621–5
    Education System
    AR 623–3
    Evaluation Reporting System
    AR 670–1
    Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia
    AR 700–84
    Issue and Sale of Personal Clothing
    AR 710–2
    Supply Policy Below the National Level
    AR 735–5
    Policies and Procedures for Property Accountability
    DA Pam 600–3
    Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management
    DA Pam 710–2–1
    Using Unit Supply System (Manual Procedures)
    DA Pam 710–2–2
    Supply Support Activity Supply System: Manual Procedures
    Section III
    Prescribed Forms
    This section contains no entries.
    Section IV
    Referenced Forms
    DA Forms are available on the Army Publishing Directorate web site (APD Home Page).
    DA Form 2028
    Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms
    Appendix B
    Digest of Laws Related to Army bands
    The sections of Titles 10 and 36 of the U.S. Code, reprinted in this appendix, are subject to changing administrative
    and judicial interpretation. Before acting or failing to act because of these statutes, DA personnel are encouraged to
    consult legal counsel.
    B–1. Title 36 USC Section 301, National Anthem
    a. Designation. The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the
    national anthem.
    b. Conduct during playing. During a rendition of the national anthem—
    (1) when the flag is displayed—
    (a) all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart;
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    (b) men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left
    shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
    (c) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position
    until the last note; and
    (2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would
    if the flag were displayed.
    B–2. Title 10 USC Section 3634, Army band
    a. Prohibition. Except as provided in subsection (b), no Army band or member thereof may receive remuneration
    for furnishing music outside the limits of an Army post in competition with local civilian musicians.
    b. Recordings.
    (1) Any Army band designated as a special band may produce recordings for commercial sale.
    (2) Amounts received as proceeds from the sale of any such recordings may be credited to applicable appropriations
    of the Department of the Army for expenses of Army bands.
    (3) The Secretary of the Army shall prescribe regulations governing the accounting of such proceeds.
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    Glossary
    Section I
    Abbreviations
    ABCP
    Army Bands Career Program
    ABI
    Army Bands Intranet
    ABLT
    Army Band leader training
    ABOR
    Army Bands Operation Report
    ABSG
    Army Bands Steering Group
    AG
    Adjutant General
    AIT
    advanced individual training
    AOC
    area of concentration
    ARNG
    Army National Guard
    ARTEP
    Army Training and Evaluation Program
    ASCC
    Army Service Component Command
    ASI
    additional skill identifier
    AT
    annual training
    BASOPS
    base operations
    BT
    basic training
    CA
    civil affairs
    CAB
    Chief, Army Bands
    CDR
    commander
    CG
    commanding general
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    CIF
    central issue facility
    COMREL
    community relations
    CONUS
    continental United States
    CSM
    command sergeant major
    CTA
    common table of allowances
    CTT
    common task training
    DA
    Department of the Army
    DCS, G-1
    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
    DMPP
    Director of Military Personnel Policy
    DOD
    Department of Defense
    DOTD
    Directorate of training and Doctrine
    DRMS
    Defense Reutilization and Marketing System
    FORSCOM
    Forces Command
    FTS
    full time support
    HQ
    headquarters
    HQDA
    Headquarters, Department of the Army
    HRC
    Human Resources Command
    METL
    mission essential task list
    MOS
    military occupational specialty
    MRE
    mobilization readiness exercise
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    MSC
    major subordinate command
    MSG
    master sergeant
    MST
    music support team
    MTOE
    modification table of organization and equipment
    NCO
    noncommissioned officer
    NCOES
    Noncommissioned Officer Education System
    NCR
    National Capital Region
    OASA
    Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army
    OCIE
    organizational clothing and individual equipment
    OCONUS
    outside continental United States
    OCPA
    Office of the Chief Public Affairs
    ODT
    overseas deployment training
    OJT
    on-the-job-training
    ORE
    operational readiness evaluation
    PA
    public affairs
    PMOS
    primary military occupational specialty
    POC
    point of contact
    POI
    program of instruction
    POM
    program objective memorandum
    PSYOP
    psychological operations
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    RC
    Reserve Component
    SBO
    staff bands officer
    SGM
    sergeant major
    SHAPE
    Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
    SOJT
    supervised on-the-job training
    TAA
    total Army analysis
    TAV
    technical assistance vist
    TDA
    tables of distribution and allowances
    TDY
    temporary duty
    TOE
    table of organization and equipment
    TOGFDC
    The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
    TRADOC
    Training and Doctrine Command
    TUSAB
    The United States Army Band (Pershing’s Own)
    TUSAFB
    The United States Army Field Band
    TWI
    training with industry
    U.S.
    United States
    USAFMSA
    United States Army Force Management Support Agency
    USAMDW
    United States Army Military District of Washington
    USAR
    United States Army Reserve
    USAREC
    United States Army Recruiting Command
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    USASOM
    The United States Army School of Music
    USC
    United States Code
    USMA
    United States Military Academy
    USMAB
    United States Military Academy Band
    UTA
    unit training assemblies
    Section II
    Terms
    Active Army
    The full-time, Active Army.
    Army band officer
    A commissioned officer (AOC AG42C) selected or directed by HQDA for assignment as commander of a special band
    or an Army band (Large), deputy commander or associate bandmaster of a special band, executive officer or operations
    officer of a special band or an Army band (Large), Commandant or staff member of the United States Army School of
    Music (USASOM), technical advisor (staff bands officer) to the commander of an Army or higher headquarters, or
    officer under a special assignment.
    Army bandmember
    An enlisted Soldier classified in a band primary or secondary military occupational skill and assigned to an Army band,
    band activity, or bands office.
    Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program
    A program that grants advanced rank to those who enter the Army with skills that were learned in civilian life and
    which significantly shorten the training time needed to be deemed qualified to receive a primary military occupational
    specialty, (see AR 601–210, sec III or NGR 600–200, chap 11).
    ARNG band
    An Army National Guard band prior to mobilization.
    Band activity
    An approved TOE or TDA organization with a unique mission such as the United States Army School of Music or the
    SHAPE International Band.
    Band senior sergeant
    The senior enlisted Soldier in a band or band activity. (Formerly called enlisted bandleader.)
    Band skill clinic or demonstration
    An appearance by an Army band or one of its performing elements that is intended to stimulate interest in the Army
    Bands Career Program or to attract prospective band enlistees. The audience is the determining factor, not the size of
    the performing element. To be called a skill clinic or demonstration, the audience must be predominantly musicians or
    music industry centers of influence. Performances for high school or college music students, state music festivals, and
    state music educator conferences are some examples of skill demonstration clinics or demonstrations.
    Base operations
    Base operations support includes supply operations, maintenance of materiel, personnel support, base services to
    include transportation and electronic (signal) communications, operation of utilities, maintenance of real property,
    minor construction, other engineering support and administrative services (including automatic data processing support)
    rendered by or through activities of the supporting installation.
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    Centers of influence
    People who can help develop a better image of the Army, influence individuals to enlist in the Army, or refer names of
    leads to Army recruiters or band commanders. Army band centers of influence will generally be professional musical
    organization members (such as music educators’ associations), faculty members of music departments and schools,
    music industry leaders (including instrument manufacturers, music publishers), or other influential individuals or
    groups affiliated with music.
    Division band
    An Army band assigned to a division.
    “Flexible TOE”
    A management concept used in Army bands wherein all TOE reflect the same MOS and grade totals while MOS and
    grade combinations may differ.
    Fund raising
    Purposely trying to acquire money or material beyond actual costs for charitable, civic, or other purposes.
    Information Operations
    Information operations (IO) encompasses psychological operations (PSYOP) and the IO-related activities of civil
    affairs (CA) and public affairs (PA). Bands are important tools in these IO areas to accomplish the mission of the
    combined, joint, and Army commander. Bands do this by being a non-lethal presence in the area of operations,
    providing forums for presentation of command messages and information distribution, and by demonstrating the
    excellence of the American Soldier.
    Installation and activity commanders
    In the Reserve Components this includes— for USAR: regional readiness sustainment commands, division command-
    ers, and major subordinate commands; for ARNG: the Adjutant General of the states, territories, and the District of
    Columbia, and ARNG division commanders.
    Musical activity
    There are two musical activities: the United States Army School of Music (USASOM), and the Supreme Headquarters
    Allied Powers, Europe International Band.
    Musical tour
    Official military travel by an Army band performing element to enhance the morale and esprit de corps of troops,
    recruit, or influence community relations. Tours usually have several performances in different locations and generally
    involve multiple overnight lodgings.
    Official military function
    A military sponsored event that uses appropriated funds, promotes esprit de corps, and is primarily for military
    personnel, their dependents, and guests, and which has been designated as “official” in accordance with paragraph 2–3.
    Over-commitment
    The condition when performances or other requirements prevent sufficient time to train personnel, administer unit
    functions, or provide compensatory time off for successive off-duty official performances. Planners will consider travel
    time as performance time and schedule commitments accordingly.
    Patriotic music
    Music selected to enhance the image of the United States or its Armed Forces. The local commander is responsible for
    determining the suitability of the music to be performed. Determinations should be made within the intent of using
    Army bands to inspire the will to win in our Soldiers and to foster support for the U.S. and the Army at home and
    abroad.
    Patriotic (Military) Program
    A patriotic or military program is a short program either at the opening or closing, or a presentation as a part of the
    total program, when it is clearly established as a military appearance by a military musical group. A musical program
    normally consists of the following: a medley of military or patriotic songs, honors, and music to accompany the
    presentation of colors.
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    Reserve Component
    The Army National Guard or the United States Army Reserve.
    Special band
    The four special bands are The United States Army Band, The United States Army Field Band, the United States
    Military Academy Band, and, although not technically organized like a traditional band, The Old Guard Fife and Drum
    Corps.
    USAR band
    A United States Army Reserve band prior to mobilization.
    Warrant officer bandmaster
    A warrant officer holding MOS 420C selected or directed by HQDA for assignment as commander of an Army band
    (Small), Army band (Medium), or The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps; associate bandmaster of The United States
    Army Band, The United States Army Field Band, the United States Military Academy Band, or an Army band (Large);
    staff officer of the United States Army School of Music (USASOM); technical advisor to the commander of an Army
    or higher headquarters or technical advisor to the Chief, Army Bands.
    Section III
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    Thank you, hrg96, for your career of service to the nation. With due respect, I encourage you to open your mind and accept that you may not be the only one with a valid point of view on this issue.
    Never crossed my mind that mine is the only valid point of view. I was just trying to remind (or maybe inform) folks that the the people who control the purse strings in Congress and withing the DOD don't know or, often, don't care about these kind of things. I think I am on the same track with you and TrickG on this one.

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    I may not be a military band musician, nor was I ever, but as a veteran with 4 years of service including 3 tours of duty to the "war" in Vietnam
    I think I fully understand "where I really question the rationale for being there."
    On a different note thank you for "your" service. A difficult time in our past. You deserve many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrg96 View Post
    Never crossed my mind that mine is the only valid point of view. I was just trying to remind (or maybe inform) folks that the the people who control the purse strings in Congress and withing the DOD don't know or, often, don't care about these kind of things. I think I am on the same track with you and TrickG on this one.
    Yes, I agree that we (you , me, and trickg) agree to be in agreement. And you are welcome.

    However, ROWUK, if a poster gets "chided" a bit for skimming, you have now given us all a reason to do so! You Wascal, you!

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    However, ROWUK, if a poster gets "chided" a bit for skimming, you have now given us all a reason to do so! You Wascal, you!
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