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Organized in 1946 under the command of Chief Warrant Officer Chester E. Whiting, the U S Army Field Band was originally designated the Army Ground Forces Band - to provide a presence in the nation's capital that honored the "ground" soldier in the same manner that the US Army Air Forces Band honored those serving in the Army Air Corps. In 1950, when the U S Army Ground Forces were redesignated as the US Army Field Forces, the band changed to the name that it continues to use to this day - the US Army Field Band.

This website has been created to serve as a meeting place for those who have served in the US Army Field Band - and a place where others can come to find out about the history of the band.

Related to a Field Band member?  Children, spouses and others who are related to former Field Band members are invited to join this website.  You will have full access to all material that is posted here plus receive occasional updates.  Send your request to Mike Culbertson.

We hope you enjoy the material and information that is here. If you are a former member of the band please take a few minutes to register/include your information on this website.  And, of course, stop back often to see what's been recently added to the website of the Retiree and Alumni Association of the U S Army Field Band.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Paul Horn began playing the piano at the age of four, the clarinet at ten, and the saxophone at twelve. He studied the clarinet and flute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, earning a bachelor's degree. He gained a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.
(I remember Paul in the USAFB from '55 to '56.)jaojr
Moving to Los Angeles he played with Chico Hamilton's quintet from 1956 to 1958 and became an established West Coast session player. He played on the Duke Ellington Orchestra's Suite Thursday and worked with Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and others. He scored the 1959 animated television series Clutch Cargo.

In 1960 Horn recorded for Fantasy Records with Latin Jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader (with drummers Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria) for the album Latino! (originally released in 1962 and later re-released with the same title in 1992.)

Horn's Quintet produced jazz albums for Columbia and RCA Victor up until 1966. During this period, he was the subject of a David Wolper television documentary, Portrait of a Jazz Musician.

Horn became a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.[2] He attended training at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram along with The Beatles on their 1968 trip to India. Following his experiences in India Horn's recordings moved from jazz to world and new-age music.

In 1970, he moved with his two sons Marlen and Robin from his first marriage to Lilian Yvonne Jourdan, and second wife Tryntje Baum to Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. He formed his own quintet and recorded film scores for the National Film Board of Canada.

While well practiced as a jazz musician, many of his works defy such categorization. As well as the Inside series, he recorded other albums of jazz with musicians from a range of cultures and backgrounds including China and Africa.

He lived in British Columbia and Arizona. He was most recently married to the Canadian singer and songwriter Ann Mortifee.
Paul died at the age of 84 on June 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Devers Hall!

It's hard to believe (time flies!) but Devers Hall is 20 years old this month.  It was March 1999 that a group of dignitaries assembled to cut the ribbon at this new facility.

Shown in the photo (l to r) Col. Bruce Berwick (Baltimore District Engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers), Major General John G. "Gil" Meyer, Jr, (Chief of Public Affairs, US Army),   Hon.Togo West (Secretary of the Army), Sergeant Major (Ret) Joseph Greco (U S Army Field Band), and Col Jack H. Grogan, Jr., (Commander of The US Army Field Band).

Now everyone together..."Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Devers Hall, Happy birthday to you!"  (No, no you're out of tune.  Let's try it one more time.)

 

More Photos!

Rod Young (1st LT, 1970) sends his regards and shares a number of photos from  the Dedication of Devers Hall in 1999.  Click on " Photos" in the upper left.

A batch of photos has been added (March 22, 2018)

Click on "Photos" (upper left) to see a large batch of photos that Josef orosz has sent along for us to enjoy.

You're in Print

In fact, we're all in print!  Thanks to the diligent efforts of Mike Culbertson, SGM Ret. (2009), each of us has a special place in Mike's book - Seventy Years on the Road.  Mike has managed to track down each of the 1770 people who have been assigned to the Field Band (and its predecessor - The Army Ground Forces Band) and provided a short snapshot of each one of us.

Seventy Years on the Road

"This book does not tell of all the concerts the band has played.  Instead, it documents the service of the more than 1770 people who have been assigned to the Field Band.  Each instrumental and vocal musician is listed, as are the off-stage performers who handled all the things required to put the tour on the road."

Included are sections about the 1st Combat Infantry Band, The Army Ground Forces Band, the evolution of the Insignia of the Field Band, listing of retirees by year, Commanders, Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Soldiers.

You'll never read all 292 pages from beginning to end.  But you will find yourself continually picking it up to answer the question, "What was the name of the person who..." 

Available for purchase online from Lulu.com as either a paperback book ($17.50) or a downloadable PDF file ($4.99).

Welcome!!

We've been busy getting the new TUSAFBRAA website designed and ready for use.  It's now up and running and all set to go.  If you see a problem/glitch/typo please let us know.  We look forward to meeting you here on the new website.

Al Grossberg

Mike Culbertson

Joe Levine

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All former members of the U S Army Field Band have been entered into the database for this website.  If you are a former member of the band, click on JOIN HERE (upper right), enter your name, and complete the short sign-up form.  Your name will then be forwarded to the website administrators for verification.  Once you are verified you will have full access to all parts of the webiste. 

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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

Nan Raphael (2003)  4/2
Dan Sieker (1971)  4/7
Jan Berge (1981)  4/20