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116TH ARMY BAND
 MARIETTA, GEORGIA -

History

Summary

The 116th Army Band was founded 28 March 1859 in Atlanta’s “Gate City Guard” Georgia Volunteers, Company F. It is the oldest Military National Guard or Reserve Band with service in the War Between the States, Confederate Service 1861-1862, assisted with border service during the Mexican Campaign or the Mexican Expedition, WWI with the 121st Infantry Division Band, WWII with the 170th Field Artillery Band and the 48th Armor Division. On 1 January 1968, the band became an independent organization, known as the 116th Army Band.

Mission Statement:

"Provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad."

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