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34TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAND
 ROSEMONT, MINNESOTA -

History

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Organized 30 April 1900 in the Minnesota National Guard at Minneapolis as the Band, 1st Infantry

Mustered into federal service 30 June 1916 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota; mustered out of federal service 14 March 1917 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota

Mustered into federal service 26 March-7 April at Forst Snelling, Minnesota; drafted into federal service 5 August 1917

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1917 as the Band, 135th Infantry, an element of the 34th Division

Demobilized 18 February 1919 at Camp Grant, Illinois

Reorganized 22 July 1920 in the Minnesota National Guard at Minneapolis as the Band Section, Service Company, 1st Infantry

Reorganized and redesignated 21 November 1921 as the Band Section, Service Company, 135th Infantry, as element of the 34th Division (later redsignated the 34th Infantry Division)

Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1940 as the Band, 135th Infantry

Inducted into federal service 10 February 1941 at Minneapolis

Disbanded 1 December 1943 in North Africa and personnel transferred to the 34th Infantry Division Band (constituted 29 July 1943 in the Iowa and Minnesota National Guard and activated 1 December 1943 in North Africa)

34th Infantry Division Band inactivated 3 November 1945 at Camp Patrick Henty, Virginia

Former Band, 135th Infantry (reconstituted 25 August 1945 in the Minnesota National Guard), reorganized and federally recognized 15 September 1946 at Minneapolis as the 47th Infantry Division Band

Ordered into active federal service 16 January 1951 at Minneapolis

(47th Infantry Division Band [NGUS] organized and federally recognized 6 April 1953 at Minneapolis)

Released 2 December 1954 from federal service and reverted to state control; federal recognition concurrently withdrawn from the 47th Infantry Division Band (NGUS)

Reorgnaized and redisgnated 1 April 1963 as the band element of Headquarters, Headquarters and Band, 47th Infantry Division Support Command

Reorganized and redesignated in 1964 as the band element of Headquarters, Headquarters Company and Band, 47th Infantry Division support Command

Reorganized and redesignated 8 January 1972 as the band element of the 47th Infantry Division; location concurrently changed to St. Paul

Band element withdrawn in 1985 from the 47th Adjutant General Company and reorganized as the 47th Infantry Division Band

Redesignated 10 February 1991 as the 34th Infantry Division Band

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