The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
Since 1922, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has maintained a tradition of excellence as the premier musical organization of The U.S. Army. The band was founded by Army Chief of Staff and General of the Armies John J. “Black Jack” Pershing to emulate European military bands he heard during World War I. The U.S. Army Band continues to play an important role in events of national and international significance. Since its original organization, “Pershing’s Own” has grown to meet a wide range of commitments, including support for over 2,000 military funerals each year in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other events of national and international significance. Wreath-laying ceremonies by heads of state and foreign dignitaries at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and special reviews for foreign dignitaries at the White House and the Pentagon are among the many events supported by “Pershing’s Own” around the Nation’s Capital. The Soldiers of The U.S. Army Band come from some of the most prestigious music conservatories and universities in the country. Beyond their ceremonial roles, band members routinely display their versatility and superb musicianship while performing in chamber group performances, on recital programs, and as soloists for summer concerts. To learn more, visit https://www.usarmyband.com.