U.S. Army School of Music

U.S. Army School of Music Official page of the U.S. Army School of Music (USASOM). Where today's Soldiers train and develop into tomorrow's musical leaders. Pride, Service, Music!

Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to 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.

Mission: The U.S. Army School of Music (USASOM) trains and educates Army Musicians; designs, develops and implements training; integrates unit capabilities, concepts and doctrine in order to build Army bands that are versatile and adaptable in Unified Land Operations.

Massachusetts, we are headed your way!This week the USASOM faculty jazz ensemble, Faculty Fusion, is on tour performing ...
11/18/2019

Massachusetts, we are headed your way!

This week the USASOM faculty jazz ensemble, Faculty Fusion, is on tour performing original compositions and arrangements at universities throughout the MA area.

UMass Lowell Music Department
UMass Lowell
UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance
UMass Amherst
Amherst College
Music at Amherst
Bridgewater State University Music Department
Bridgewater State University

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Our faculty group is heading out this week for a New England tour. Check them out if you're in the area!
11/15/2019

Our faculty group is heading out this week for a New England tour. Check them out if you're in the area!

As part of our college outreach series, Faculty Fusion from the U.S. Army School of Music will be performing at several universities across Massachusetts next week! If you're in the area, be sure to check out one of their performances! Faculty Fusion performs all original jazz compositions and arrangements, and as their name implies, is made up of instructors from the U.S. Army School of Music.

UMass Lowell Music Department UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance Music at Amherst Amherst College Bridgewater State University Music Department

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Please join us in congratulating the newest USASOM graduates: AIT Class 19-004, ALC Class 20-001, SLC Class 20-001, and ...
11/15/2019

Please join us in congratulating the newest USASOM graduates: AIT Class 19-004, ALC Class 20-001, SLC Class 20-001, and WOBC Class 19-002!

Check back in the coming weeks for graduation photos!

11/12/2019
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The 2020 Army People Strategy

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11/11/2019
The United States Army Field Band

Celebrate #VeteransDay2019 by letting them know what their service means to you.

Every #Veteran has a unique story. Help us thank them all for their service to our country.

Video by Spc. Alexis Liebal

#veteransday2019 #selflessservice #thankthem #vetsday2019 #usarmybands #storiesofservice #veteranstories #whyiserve #usveterans

11/11/2019
Six-String Soldiers

Six-String Soldiers

To all of our heroes past and present. Thank you for your service!
#VeteransDay

Congratulations to SSG Kyle Pfautz on his recent reenlistment.  Also, special appreciation to his spouse, Senior Drill S...
11/10/2019

Congratulations to SSG Kyle Pfautz on his recent reenlistment. Also, special appreciation to his spouse, Senior Drill Sergeant, SFC Caroline Pfautz.

Congratulations to SSG Kyle Pfautz on his recent reenlistment. Also, special appreciation to his spouse, Senior Drill Sergeant, SFC Caroline Pfautz.

11/10/2019
The United States Army Field Band

Happy 244th Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps!

Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! Semper Fi!

U.S. Marine Corps "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Photos from U.S. Army School of Music's post
11/10/2019

Photos from U.S. Army School of Music's post

Congratulations to our newest AIT class!! They recently completed their 3-day culminating field training exercise (FTX) ...
11/09/2019

Congratulations to our newest AIT class!! They recently completed their 3-day culminating field training exercise (FTX) with the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee. Now it is on to graduation! #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #FTX #CTE #soontograduate

Congratulations to our newest AIT class!! They recently completed their 3-day culminating field training exercise (FTX) with the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee. Now it is on to graduation! #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #FTX #CTE #soontograduate

AIT Class 19-004 takes the first ACFT administered at the U.S. Army School of Music and Joint Expeditionary Base Little ...
11/09/2019

AIT Class 19-004 takes the first ACFT administered at the U.S. Army School of Music and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

AIT Class 19-004 takes the first ACFT administered at the U.S. Army School of Music and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

And they say trombones can’t swing! U.S.ArmyU.S. Army Bands1st Infantry Division Band#USArmyBands #GoArmy #ArmyStrong
11/09/2019

And they say trombones can’t swing!

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1st Infantry Division Band
#USArmyBands #GoArmy #ArmyStrong

No Mission Too Difficult.
#USArmyBands #BigRedOneBand #1stInfantryDivision #MilitaryBands #WeStandAsONE

Check out the TRADOC Band this Veterans Day!
11/06/2019

Check out the TRADOC Band this Veterans Day!

It's a HOOAH Army day as the TRADOC Band marches in preparation for our upcoming Veterans Day parade! Stay tuned so you don't miss a performance!

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Joint Base Langley-Eustis
#TRADOCBand #ArmyMusic #VictoryStartsHere

(U.S. Army photos taken by Spc. Esther Na)

11/04/2019

Did it feel like your Monday was moving in slow motion?
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#ACFT #armycombatfitnesstest #standingpowerthrow #fitness #armystrong #goarmy #armybands #usarmybands

(U.S. Army video by Sgt. Brianna Williams)

11/02/2019
Yesterday, the Soldiers of AIT Class 19-004 had the opportunity to experience the U.S.Army’s new measure of physical fit...
11/02/2019

Yesterday, the Soldiers of AIT Class 19-004 had the opportunity to experience the U.S.Army’s new measure of physical fitness, the Army Combat Fitness Test.

#ACFT #fitness #goarmy #armymusic #armybands #usarmybands #armystrong

(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Brianna Williams)

10/31/2019
8th Army Band

Happy Halloween from the U.S. Army School of Music, and the 8th Army Band!

#armyband
#meetyourarmy
#usasom
#8tharmyband
#bassoonerthebetter

https://www.facebook.com/8thArmyBand/videos/2155007571199224/UzpfSTE1NzA5MjAxMDU6MTAyMTQ1NjE5OTE3MTQ3ODI/

There was some spookiness happening during Bassooner the Better's last music rehearsal! Luckily Sonja Larson, Angela Moretti, and Larisa Westmoreland were able to catch it on camera! Check it out!

Happy Halloween from the 8th Army Band!

#armyband #meetyourarmy #armymusickorea #8tharmyband #bassoonerthebetter #army #usarmysoldiers #halloween

Last week, the U.S. Army awarded the very first Expert Soldier Badge (ESB), a proficiency badge which recognizes the let...
10/25/2019
Trumpeter with Fort Benning band among first to wear Army's new Expert Soldier Badge

Last week, the U.S. Army awarded the very first Expert Soldier Badge (ESB), a proficiency badge which recognizes the lethality of Soldiers who serve outside the Infantry.

Among the 11 recipients of the ESB was our very own Staff Sergeant Bradley A. Sherman, a trumpet player currently serving with the MCoE Band at #FortBenning.

Help us congratulate Staff Sgt. Sherman on his accomplishment and his representation of #USArmyBands!

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https://www.army.mil/article/228830/trumpeter_with_fort_benning_band_among_first_to_wear_armys_new_expert_soldier_badge

When his first sergeant needed volunteers, Staff Sgt. Bradley A. Sherman raised his hand. It would lead to a milestone achievement.

A quick parade on post. #army #armystrong #usasom #meetyourarmy #parade
10/19/2019

A quick parade on post. #army #armystrong #usasom #meetyourarmy #parade

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt...
10/18/2019

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

Congratulations to Staff Sergeant(P)  Eric Jernigan on his reenlistment. #usasom #army #reenlistment
10/17/2019

Congratulations to Staff Sergeant(P) Eric Jernigan on his reenlistment. #usasom #army #reenlistment

Congratulations to our staff! #usasom  #army #meetyourarmy
10/10/2019

Congratulations to our staff! #usasom #army #meetyourarmy

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army...
10/08/2019

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #graduation

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #graduation

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt...
10/04/2019

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

09/14/2019
399th Army Band

399th Army Band

It has been a while but we are back with a new Soldier Spotlight!

Today we spotlight Spc. Leonne Castellas. He is a new Soldier here at The 399th Army Band. Spc. Castellas wanted to tell us a little about himself, why he joined, and why he enjoys serving his country through music!

Like, Share, and Hooah!

(U.S. Army Video by Spc. Gary Singleton)
#Spotlight #ArmyBands #hooah #FortLeonardWood

09/12/2019
TRADOC Band

TRADOC Band

Have you ever wondered why we play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture" with Live Cannons?!

This video should fill you in on some fun trivia about the piece. Don’t forget: tomorrow, Thursday August 29th, is our Music Under the Stars Season Finale: 1812 Overture! We will feature our special guests from Washington, D.C. @usarmyband The U.S. Army Voices!

The concert is tomorrow night at 7pm here on Fort Eustis at the beautiful Magnolia Park! Be sure to bring a folding chair or blanket! If there is inclement weather, the show will be Friday August 30th, same time and place. See you there!
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Joint Base Langley-Eustis

#MUTS1812 #TRADOCBand #VictoryStartsHere #ArmyMusic

Congratulations to Sergeant 1st Class Retired Keith Cassant!!   You and your family have given so much over the last 22 ...
09/10/2019

Congratulations to Sergeant 1st Class Retired Keith Cassant!! You and your family have given so much over the last 22 years of service to our great nation and we would like to say thank you. We will miss you.
(U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Killgore) #retirement #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

Congratulations to Sergeant 1st Class Retired Keith Cassant!! You and your family have given so much over the last 22 years of service to our great nation and we would like to say thank you. We will miss you.
(U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Killgore) #retirement #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

09/03/2019

The U.S. Army School of Music is aware of changes to Fort Jackson's Basic Combat Training graduation this week. If you have questions on reporting procedures for the U.S. Army School of Music, please contact the Drill Sergeant duty phone at (757) 272-4485 or the First Sergeant duty phone at (757) 748-5072.

09/02/2019
TRADOC Band

TRADOC Band

Have you ever wondered why we play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture" with Live Cannons?!

This video should fill you in on some fun trivia about the piece. Don’t forget: tomorrow, Thursday August 29th, is our Music Under the Stars Season Finale: 1812 Overture! We will feature our special guests from Washington, D.C. @usarmyband The U.S. Army Voices!

The concert is tomorrow night at 7pm here on Fort Eustis at the beautiful Magnolia Park! Be sure to bring a folding chair or blanket! If there is inclement weather, the show will be Friday August 30th, same time and place. See you there!
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U.S. Army
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
U.S. Army School of Music
Joint Base Langley-Eustis

#MUTS1812 #TRADOCBand #VictoryStartsHere #ArmyMusic

1st Infantry Division Band
09/02/2019

1st Infantry Division Band

Today’s Soldier Spotlight is on Specialist Taylor Lovett. Originally from Leander, Texas, Spc. Lovett joined the 1st Infantry Division Band in 2015 out of training at the U.S. Army School of Music in Virginia Beach. Spc. Lovett plays Tuba in the Brass Band, Concert Band, Ceremonial Band, covers down on French Horn, euphonium, and trombone, serves as a unit librarian, operations NCO for brass band, and maintains our chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense office. Spc. Lovett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Abilene Christian University and is currently working toward a degree in Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder. Spc. Lovett's wife Jennifer also serves the 1st Infantry Division community as a Speech Language Pathologist at Seitz Elementary USD 475 on Fort Riley.
#meetyourmil #knowyourmil #armyband #militarymusic #bigredoneband #1stinfantrydivision #AbileneChristianUniversity #UniversityofColorado #mondaymusician #soldierspotlight

We would like to welcome CSM Siaosi Motuapuaka, our newest Command Sgt. Maj., to the USASOM.  We say farewell to CSM Chr...
07/26/2019

We would like to welcome CSM Siaosi Motuapuaka, our newest Command Sgt. Maj., to the USASOM. We say farewell to CSM Christopher Truchon and wish him the best on his next adventure. ( (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #CSM #changeofresponsibility

We would like to welcome CSM Siaosi Motuapuaka, our newest Command Sgt. Maj., to the USASOM. We say farewell to CSM Christopher Truchon and wish him the best on his next adventure. ( (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #CSM #changeofresponsibility

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt...
07/16/2019

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy #graduation

Congratulations to newly promoted Sgt. 1st Class James Liverman! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz) #promoti...
07/09/2019

Congratulations to newly promoted Sgt. 1st Class James Liverman! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz) #promotion #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

Congratulations to newly promoted Sgt. 1st Class James Liverman! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz) #promotion #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

If you are in Hampton Roads this summer, head over to Magnolia Park on Fort Eustis to hear great performances by the TRA...
07/01/2019

If you are in Hampton Roads this summer, head over to Magnolia Park on Fort Eustis to hear great performances by the TRADOC Band!

Check out their page events for details regarding the Music Under the Stars concert series on Thursdays!

TRADOC Band
#MeetYourArmy #USArmyBands #MUTS #ArmyMusic

A great time was had by all!

Soldiers from the 392nd and TRADOC Army Bands engaged the crowd at Magnolia Park along with guest vocalist Anna Perkins.

Our musical salute to D-Day was hosted by Maj. Gen. Lonnie G. Hibbard, commanding general for the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training.

See you all on July 18th for a performance from the 380th Army Band here on Fort Eustis!
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(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Adam Muller)

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army...
06/13/2019

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #graduation

Congratulations to AIT and NCOA graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #graduation

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
06/12/2019

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Col. Pulver, commanding officer, U.S. Army School of Music and Specialist Wittkorn cut a cake at the JEBLCFS galley today in celebration of the the Army's upcoming 244th birthday.

So proud of all the Soldiers that participated in our annual Sharp Olympics.  (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas C...
06/12/2019

So proud of all the Soldiers that participated in our annual Sharp Olympics. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #ArmySHARP #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

So proud of all the Soldiers that participated in our annual Sharp Olympics. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #ArmySHARP #usasom #usarmy #armymusic

So proud of our very own Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz.
05/28/2019

So proud of our very own Staff Sgt. Anna Leverenz.

Tune in! We are going live from Arizona State University with the U.S. Army Women’s Brass Quintet at 2pm Arizona Standard Time.

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#iwbc2019
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Great performance by our NCOA Soldiers!! (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic ...
05/10/2019

Great performance by our NCOA Soldiers!! (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy

Great performance by our NCOA Soldiers!! (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #usarmy #armymusic #meetyourarmy

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