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78th Army Band
Friday, July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pmFREE
The 78th Army Band is the musical ambassador for the 99th RSC, United States Army Reserve. Commander of the 99th RSC is Major General Margaret Boor and the Command Sergeant Major is Richard Castelveter. The band is under the direct command of the 99th RSC HHC and its commander MAJ Hayes.
The 78th Army Band consists of over 30 talented musicians from Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Band members are called upon as Army Reservists to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies; parades and concerts; and perform a variety of music including classical, concert, marches/patriotic, pop and jazz. The mission of the band is to furnish music whenever and wherever assigned while serving our nation and our community.
The 78th Army Band performs at numerous events, including military ceremonies, public community concerts, public parades, and school performances. In April 1998, the band was the premier band for many events in Washington, D.C., celebrating the 90th Birthday of the United States Army Reserve. Again, in 2008, the band was the vanguard band in celebrating the Army Reserve’s 100th Anniversary, leading the 2008 national Memorial Day parade in Washington DC.
The 78th Army Band consists of different performing Groups, which include Concert Band, Stage Band, Marching/Ceremonial Band, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, Jazz Combo, Checkmate (Rock Band), Dixie Band, and Buglers. The majority of our skilled musicians are versatile on more then one instrument, which enables the band to perform for various types of military and civic functions. The band drills one weekend per month and has 14 days of active duty per year.
The 78th Army Band is under the command of WO2 Eric Flowers and acting First Sergeant Trevor Sanders.