Mission Essential Brass (MEB) is the brass group from the 147th Army Band. The ensemble performs a broad selection of music at various venues. From school gymnasiums to military ceremonies to outdoor concerts, MEB performs modern and popular hits, patriotic tunes, marches, and classical pieces. Audiences will enjoy interactive performances, surprising selections, and a renewed sense of patriotism. MEB also conducts master classes for young musicians and supports the civil affairs role of the South Dakota National Guard.