Military Bands In The News

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by BobKay, Aug 31, 2017.

Tags:
  1. BobKay

    BobKay Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Estero, Florida; USA
  2. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    $400,000,000 is the annual cost of the bands according to the report. I guess there are 5 or 10 thousand musicians resulting in the cost, but damn! Couldn't they just get a DJ or a couple people to play trumpets?
     
  3. DrayMiles

    DrayMiles

    Feb 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I knew this was coming... :(
     
  4. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    Put into perspective the cost of the presidential inauguration is $200,000,000. So maybe just eliminate that one day.
     
    Seanto and james condino like this.
  5. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
  6. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    I played baritone horn in my Basic Training graduation. That was the extent of my military band experience. I seriously considered applying to crosstrain for the real band. It would have been awesome, and hard.
     
  7. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    This perfectly encapsulates the bass player's experience.
     
    james condino and DrayMiles like this.
  8. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    I am a proud veteran of the US Navy music program. Blame the Army. They have too many bands.
     
    Killed_by_Death likes this.
  9. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    I played in a couple of bands in the US Air Force; 'definitely some of my best memories from those times!
     
    DC Bass and Killed_by_Death like this.
  10. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    62nd Army Band, Ft Bliss, TX, April 1970-April 1971; 8th Infantry Division Band, Bad Kreuznach, April 1971-November 1972. Baritone horn/trombone. One of my bandmates in the latter helped me get into Eastman.