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41ST ARMY BAND
MISSISSIPPI ARMY NATIONAL GUARD



The 41st Army Band was awarded federal recognition as a permanent unit in the Mississippi Army National Guard in Oxford, Mississippi in 1962. The band was transferred to Jackson, Mississippi in 1967, where it remains today.
The 41st Army Band is authorized 40 musicians that compose a complete orchestra, which includes various ensembles such as jazz, rock, and country and western. The 41st also performs as a marching band. They regularly perform at patriotic events and military ceremonies throughout the state of Mississippi, and performed for the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco in Rabat, Meknes and Casablanca, Morocco in 1992. Their most recent overseas tour was in 2000 for the Ambassadors to Bolivia and Brazil in La Paz, Bolivia and Brasilia, Brazil. The 41st Army Band was deployed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast during hurricane Katrina from 28 August 2005 until 15 November 2005 with some members remaining on deployment thru January 2006 to support the rebuilding and clean-up effort.
The 41st Army Band is an award-winning band that consistently performs as an ambassador for the state of Mississippi.

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