Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

Army Musician

Music plays an important role in the Army. Members of Army bands are involved in the vibrant tradition of performing at Army ceremonies, parades, concerts, festivals, dances and many other events.

Request the 147th

To request the band, please fill out the DD 2536 form located on the Contact Us page and email to SFC Lisa Bigge at Lisa.M.Bigge.mil@mail.mil. All performance requests are subject to availability.

Want to Join?

The Army band program is open to talented musicians who are qualified to enlist in the Army, have a passion for music, and can pass a prearranged audition. For more information visit our Join Us page.


  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. –Aldous Huxley

  • Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. –Victor Hugo

  • Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. –Plato

  • Music can change the world because it can change people. –Bono