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1943-1946; 1956 - present
United States Army Reserve
81st Regional Support Command
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The 100th Army Band is a United States Army Reserve unit stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and attached to the 81st Regional Support Command. It was reassigned from the 100th Infantry Division on 1 October 2008 as part of the Army Reserve Transformation process. The 100th Army Band currently features eight Musical Performance Teams (MPTs) that perform a wide range of repertoire. Since 2012, performance requests have taken the band’s various ensembles across Kentucky and across the nation into other states including Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, South Carolina, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Hawaii.
- 100th army band ft knox ky playing at gatlinburg tn 4th of july festival 2
- Unit Leadership
- Musical performance teams
- Unit Lineage
- Unit Awards
- Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
- Colonel Hamilton Award
- Heraldric devices
The 100th Army Band typically trains for one weekend each month and embarks on a two / three week Annual Training every summer.
Current officers and senior NCOs of the 100th Army Band include:
Musical performance teams
The 100th Army Band currently employs eight MPTs, including:
Army Bands are most commonly requested for performances which fall into three categories: Public Outreach, Soldier & Family Support, and Educational Outreach. Public Outreach performances include events such as community concerts and parades. Soldier & Family Support performances include military events such as change of command ceremonies, promotion ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, & dining out ceremonies. Educational Outreach performances normally include musical or recruiting visits to schools, colleges, & job fairs.
Trumpet players from military bands are also regularly tasked with sounding the Taps bugle call at funerals and memorial services for service members of the United States Armed Forces, and for memorial ceremonies across the country.
A list of the band's upcoming public performances is available on Army Bands Online.
As an Army Reserve Band, the 100th typically spends two weeks each summer backfilling an Active Duty (Regular Army) Band, while those soldiers enjoy a two-week block leave. Since 2009, The 100th Army Band has supported bands and missions at the following locations:
Campaign participation credit
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an organization exclusive to the U.S. Army, with membership available only to U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers. According to FORSCOM regulations, all members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club must "...exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development, and welfare of Soldiers and concern for families of Soldiers."
Colonel Hamilton Award
The Colonel Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Musician Award was first awarded in 2010 to musicians from all five branches of United States military service. A service member who is eligible for consideration for this award will be an "outstanding musician demonstrating excellence in both solo and ensemble performance" who must also "display exceptional leadership qualities," and "great potential for future outstanding service." Consideration for this award is limited to members of military bands who hold the pay grades of E4 to E6 only. To date, four members of the 100th Army Band have received the COL Hamilton Award:
The 100th Army Band has its own collection of heraldric devices, including a baldric, mace, tabard, drum design and unit tab for wear on the uniform.
The regalia designs are based upon elements of the 81st Regional Support Command's shoulder sleeve insignia and distinctive unit insignia. A scroll on both baldric and drumshell reads "TRAIN MAINTAIN SUSTAIN" and is the Command's motto. A second scroll on the drumshell reads "WILDCATS NEVER QUIT!" and is the Command's slogan. The scrolls are pinned down by the Philippine sun and fleur-de-lis which commemorate the unit's campaign awards. The mace is decorated with goldenrods, the state flower of Kentucky, which reach full bloom late summer in and around Fort Knox, where the 100th Army Band trains. The base reads "WARRIOR MUSICIAN," while "100TH ARMY BAND" goes completely around the head.