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Army Music – Wreath Laying Ceremony

From time to time, social media or an occasional article on military bands gives people an opportunity to voice their support or displeasure with the money spent on military music assets. This is often followed by a wave of comments both for and against. I’m biased, but I also speak from first-hand knowledge and experience. Seventeen years worth of experience. Does the Department of Defense wisely spend every dime of the American taxpayer’s money? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say…no. Continue reading


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Visiting our Nation’s Capital

This past week, I was in Washington, DC as we took the Basic Officer Leaders Course up there for a few days.  Since we’re only a few hours away, it was a great opportunity to get these new officers contact with Special Bands (The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, both stationed at Fort Myer); exposure to Arlington National Cemetery; and some of the other unique opportunities that only DC can provide.

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