Washington, D.C. – The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” has been the premier musical organization of the U.S. Army since 1922 when Army Chief of Staff* General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing directed that it be formed to emulate the premier European military bands he had heard during the First World War. “Pershing’s Own” provides musical support for the leadership of the United States, to include all branches of government, and to a wide spectrum of national and international events in support of Soldiers and their Families, public diplomacy, community and international relations, recruiting initiatives, and music education programs. The band’s mission is to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, to foster the support of our citizens, and to promote our national interests at home and abroad. We are Soldiers telling the story of America’s Army, the Nation’s force of decisive action. Be sure to come see this American brass story live at the Festival.
Performed at 2016 GABBF