Performing for audiences around the world and in their own backyard, the 147th Concert Band is carrying on a proud tradition of military bands past and present.
The 147th Concert Band has a performance repertoire ranging from military marches to significant wind band works, as well as performing compositions by area composers. The concert band maintains an active performance schedule, playing around the state at numerous military and civilian functions.
In January of 2006 the 147th Army Band became only the second National Guard Band, at that time, to be awarded the Colonel George S. Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands. This citation is awarded to identify and recognize active duty and reserve military concert bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of musical excellence in concert performances.