NEA mag talks military bands

From an article by Michael Gallant in NEA Arts Magazine…

Military musicians are regularly called upon to perform at the highest of levels with tremendous poise and dignity, regardless of location, playing conditions, or repertoire — a demanding set of requirements, to say the least.

In addition to their duties at home, military bands play key roles in ceremonies around the world, often serving as morale-boosters, ambassadors, and diplomats, all at the same time.

I would add that military bands also serve as an effective community outreach tool for the military. It’s important that the American people know what their tax dollars are being used for, and the bands are an excellent way to do that.

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