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1ST CAVALRY DIVISION BAND
 FORT HOOD, TEXAS - ACTIVE ARMY

History

Summary

1st Cavalry Division Band

“First Team Band”

ANNUAL HISTORICAL SUMMARY

(WELNAA)

01 October 2005 – 30 September 2006

CW3 Glen W. Nardin

Commander

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER ARTICLE

I. Mission and Organization
II. Unit Overview
III. Significant Events
IV. Personnel Strength

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CHAPTER I

1st CAVALRY DIVISION BAND MISSION and ORGANIZATION


A. MISSION: Provide music throughout the full spectrum of military operations and instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

B: ORGANIZATION:

COMMANDER CW3 Glen W. Nardin
FIRST SERGEANT 1SG Robert C. Stagg
S-1 NCOIC MSG Rafael Garcia
S-2 NCOIC SSG Gregory Ingraham
S-3 NCOIC (Operations) SFC August Hernandez
S-3 NCOIC (Training) SFC Walter A. Smith
S-4 NCOIC SFC Eliseo Queja


CHAPTER II

UNIT OVERVIEW


The First Cavalry Division Band is stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. The band was organized at Camp Verde, TX in 1856, it participated in the war against the Comanche. Redesignated in 1856, the band campaigned in the Civil War and was present at Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Appomattox. The unit disbanded in 1866 and reorganized at Camp Sedgewick in Washington D.C. in 1869. The band participated in the Indian Wars against the Sioux, Cheyenne, Utes and Apache, as well as General Pershing’s Mexican Expeditionary Force.

The band evolved into its modern form on June 3rd, 1945. It was formed from the battle-scarred remains of three regimental bands: the 5th Cavalry Regimental Band, the 7th Cavalry Regimental Band and the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery Band. Stationed in Japan, this new band was present from WWII through the Korean War. Serving at several different posts, the band enhanced morale, and promoted American popular music to both U.S. troops and the Japanese during post war duties.

Since WWII the “First Team Band” has participated in the war efforts in Korea and Vietnam, as well as operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The band also deployed with the division to Germany for Reforger ’83 and Reforger ’87.

The 1st Cavalry Division Band is a modern professional organization equipped to perform a variety of music, including marches, pop tunes, top 40, Big Band Jazz, and Concert Band literature.

Within the organization there are two large performing groups, The Amber Tight Rock Band, and The Grupo K-Lor Latin Band. There are also several small ensembles, such as the Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and Woodwind Quintet. The band’s modern day mission is threefold: To promote morale and esprit de corps throughout the division and Ft. Hood, by providing traditional music for military ceremonies and special events; to enhance community relations through participation in local community events; and to enhance U.S. Army recruiting.

Today, the First Team Band continues to promote the traditions and spirit of the cavalry, “wherever it performs.”

CHAPTER III

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS


03 October 04 Naturalization Ceremony, Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq
13 October 04 Navy Birthday Ceremony, Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq
05 November 04 Hill Country Video Shoot, Baghdad, Iraq
10 November 04 Marine Birthday Cutting Cerermony, Al Faw Palace, Baghdad, Iraq
11 November 04 Australian/British Day of Remembrance, Australian AO, Iraq
09 December 04 MNC Tree Lighting Ceremony, Baghdad, Iraq
19 December 04 St. Barbara’s Day Celebration, Baghdad, Iraq
25 May 05 1st Cavalry Division Uncasing Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
26 May 05 EO Asian-American Day, Fort Hood, TX
22 June 05 BG Troy Welcome Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
24 June 05 1st Cavalry Division Association Retreat and Historic Tableau
03 July 05 Annual God and Country Concert, Bell County Expo Center, TX
09 July 05 Annual Spring Ho! Parade, Lampasas, TX
19 July 05 BG Campbell Welcome Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
04 August 05 BG Delvin Welcome Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
06 August 05 1st of August Celebration Parade, Burton, TX
26 August 05 Women’s Equality Day, Fort Hood, TX
03 September 05 Dove Fest Parade, Hamilton, TX
10 Sep 05 Septemberfest Parade, Cranfill’s Gap, TX
15 Sep 05 CSM Gainey Retreat Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
04 October 05 Heart of Texas Parade, Waco, TX
06 October 05 Hispanic Heritage Presentation, Fort Hood, TX
08 October 05 Killeen Hispanic Festival, Killeen, TX
24 October 05 CSM McMurtrie Farewell Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
07 November 05 CSM Ciotola Farewell Ceremony, Fort Hood, TX
11 November 05 Veteran’s Day Parade, Dallas, TX
20 November 05 MG Chiare

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