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.

What a beautiful day for Ceremonial Band rehearsal at #USASOM! #usarmybands
02/11/2020

What a beautiful day for Ceremonial Band rehearsal at #USASOM!

#usarmybands

U.S. Army Bands
02/10/2020

U.S. Army Bands

We will be holding tuba auditions during the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (NERTEC) March 14-15 at Ithaca College. If you're attending the conference, or located nearby, don't miss this opportunity! Message us or contact [email protected] to sign up, or for more information.

Nertec 2020 International Tuba-Euphonium Association
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The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course recently completed combatives training with combatives instructors from the sch...
02/09/2020

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course recently completed combatives training with combatives instructors from the school.

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course recently completed combatives training with combatives instructors from the school.

Congratulations to SSG Leverenz, SSG Hann, SFC Hall, SSG Marsrow, SFC Lomonof, and SGT Lomonof on their recent reenlistm...
02/09/2020

Congratulations to SSG Leverenz, SSG Hann, SFC Hall, SSG Marsrow, SFC Lomonof, and SGT Lomonof on their recent reenlistments!

Congratulations to SSG Leverenz, SSG Hann, SFC Hall, SSG Marsrow, SFC Lomonof, and SGT Lomonof on their recent reenlistments!

Over the past month, we've bid farewell to SSG Andrew Killgore and SGT Kennedy James.  SSG Killgore was a concert band i...
02/09/2020

Over the past month, we've bid farewell to SSG Andrew Killgore and SGT Kennedy James. SSG Killgore was a concert band instructor, ceremonial band instructor, and course manager at USASOM. SGT James was a music production technician instructor and drummer at USASOM. Good luck and we will miss you!

Over the past month, we've bid farewell to SSG Andrew Killgore and SGT Kennedy James. SSG Killgore was a concert band instructor, ceremonial band instructor, and course manager at USASOM. SGT James was a music production technician instructor and drummer at USASOM. Good luck and we will miss you!

U.S. Army Bands
02/08/2020

U.S. Army Bands

As we continue our college outreach series, The U.S. Army Trumpet Ensemble, comprised of musicians from both Premier and Regional Bands, will be performing at several universities across Central Florida next week! If you're in the area, be sure to check out one of their performances!

UCF School of Performing Arts University of South Florida University of Florida Performing Arts Florida State University College of Music The United States Army Band The United States Army Field Band The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps West Point Band 282nd Army Band US Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade US Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) U.S. Army

Drill Sergeant Gellos never misses an opportunity to train Soldiers for the #ACFT. #legtuck#fittofight#usarmybands
02/05/2020

Drill Sergeant Gellos never misses an opportunity to train Soldiers for the #ACFT.

#legtuck
#fittofight
#usarmybands

Last week our Soldiers had the opportunity to train with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. #usarmyba...
02/03/2020

Last week our Soldiers had the opportunity to train with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

#usarmybands

Our workshop with the U.S. Army School of Music finished with masterclasses in Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and Auxiliary instruments. We had an amazing time mentoring the future of Army music, and we look forward to future collaborations with the U.S. Army School of Music! #armymusic #musiceducation

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The USASOM Ceremonial Band Instructors train Soldiers in preparation for marching missions, such as parades and military...
01/30/2020

The USASOM Ceremonial Band Instructors train Soldiers in preparation for marching missions, such as parades and military ceremonies, at their future units. #usarmybands

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

The USASOM Ceremonial Band Instructors train Soldiers in preparation for marching missions, such as parades and military ceremonies, at their future units. #usarmybands

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

Are you the right conductor to lead our musicians? Check out usarmyband.com/vacancies for more information! #usarmybands
01/29/2020

Are you the right conductor to lead our musicians?

Check out usarmyband.com/vacancies for more information!

#usarmybands

We're looking for experienced conductors to fill a select few Army Band Officer positions! For more information, eligibility requirements, and qualifications, please visit: usarmyband.com/vacancies

#usarmybands #militarymusic

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The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers thro...
01/27/2020

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers through various Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to ensure they are #fittofight. Last week's WTBD: the Guerrilla Drill!

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

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers through various Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to ensure they are #fittofight. Last week's WTBD: the Guerrilla Drill!

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

01/26/2020

Last week, the Soldiers of AIT Class 20-001 took their first steps (with instruments!) during Ceremonial Band rehearsal at USASOM.

#USArmyBands

Congratulations to the newest graduates of the USASOM NCO Academy, RC SLC/ALC Class 20-001!
01/26/2020

Congratulations to the newest graduates of the USASOM NCO Academy, RC SLC/ALC Class 20-001!

Congratulations to the newest graduates of the USASOM NCO Academy, RC SLC/ALC Class 20-001!

U.S. Army School of Music's cover photo
01/26/2020

U.S. Army School of Music's cover photo

Congratulations to all of the wonderful Soldiers that recently completed our NCO Academy. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt...
01/24/2020

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

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

#ThrowbackThursday - November, 2019 when AIT Class 19-004 was the very first class to take the new 6 event Army Combat F...
01/24/2020

#ThrowbackThursday - November, 2019 when AIT Class 19-004 was the very first class to take the new 6 event Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) at USASOM.
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Flash forward to today, when many of our instructors and staff spent the morning training to become Level 1 certified ACFT graders.

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#FitToFight

We heard it’s #NationalHugDay. Does this count as a hug? We aren’t sure. #soldiercarry#warriortasks#battledrills#usarmyb...
01/21/2020

We heard it’s #NationalHugDay.

Does this count as a hug? We aren’t sure.

#soldiercarry
#warriortasks
#battledrills
#usarmybands

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers thro...
01/21/2020

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers through various Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to ensure they are #fittofight. Last week's WTBD: the Guerrilla Drill!

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

The U.S. Army School of Music AIT course is more than just music. Each week, our Drill Sergeants guide the Soldiers through various Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to ensure they are #fittofight. Last week's WTBD: the Guerrilla Drill!

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

01/20/2020

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

The #USArmy salutes the dream and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

RC ALC/SLC Class 20-001 presented their final MPT performances at the U.S. Army School of Music NCO Academy this week. (...
01/17/2020

RC ALC/SLC Class 20-001 presented their final MPT performances at the U.S. Army School of Music NCO Academy this week.

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

RC ALC/SLC Class 20-001 presented their final MPT performances at the U.S. Army School of Music NCO Academy this week.

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

For #throwbackthursday this week - a Music Performance Team (MPT) presents their final show as part of the Reserve Compo...
01/17/2020

For #throwbackthursday this week - a Music Performance Team (MPT) presents their final show as part of the Reserve Component NCO Academy at USASOM last year.
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The current NCOA classes (ALC/SLC 20-001) presented their final performances yesterday morning and are ready for graduation tomorrow!

Check back soon for photos of their performance and graduation.

#usarmybands

Each week, AIT Soldiers participate in Studio Masterclasses with their respective instrumental instructors. During these...
01/15/2020

Each week, AIT Soldiers participate in Studio Masterclasses with their respective instrumental instructors. During these sessions, Soldiers have an opportunity to take part in group warm-ups, improve fundamentals, and collaborate with their peers.

#usarmybands

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

For #ThrowbackThursday, check out this photo of USASOM Company Commander, 1st Lt. Adam Hilkert, directing the concert ba...
01/09/2020

For #ThrowbackThursday, check out this photo of USASOM Company Commander, 1st Lt. Adam Hilkert, directing the concert band during the AIT Class 19-001 graduation last year.

Today, 1st Lt. Hilkert led the newest USASOM Soldiers in an ear-training session during their very first concert band rehearsal of the cycle.

#usarmybands

USASOM Drill Sergeants welcomed the Soldiers of AIT Class 20-001 on Sunday afternoon as they begin their 10-week journey...
01/08/2020

USASOM Drill Sergeants welcomed the Soldiers of AIT Class 20-001 on Sunday afternoon as they begin their 10-week journey to joining #usarmybands.
(U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Brianna Williams)

USASOM Drill Sergeants welcomed AIT Class 20-001 on Sunday afternoon as they begin their 10-week journey to joining #usarmybands.

It was a beautiful day for AIT Class 20-001’s first formation at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story! Check...
01/06/2020

It was a beautiful day for AIT Class 20-001’s first formation at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story!

Check back later this week for photos of our Drill Sergeants welcoming the new arrivals.

#usarmybands
#armystrong

01/01/2020
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We’re ready to get back to work Monday as we welcome the first Soldiers of 2020 to #USASOM!

#usarmybands

Let's start the new year off right and welcome in 2020 with a little hard work.

As the year comes to a close, let's look back on the best U.S. Army photos from 2019 at army.mil/yearinphotos#yearinrevi...
12/30/2019

As the year comes to a close, let's look back on the best U.S. Army photos from 2019 at army.mil/yearinphotos

#yearinreview

U.S. Army School of Music's cover photo
12/30/2019

U.S. Army School of Music's cover photo

12/25/2019
U.S. Army

Happy Holidays!

The United States Army Band's performance of "A Christmas Overture," featuring U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.

#TisTheSeason #ArmyFamily

12/18/2019
Deck the Halls

Let the The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps' entrance at American Holiday Festival get you in the spirit of the holidays, performed LIVE with The United States Army Band.

#usarmybands #meetyourarmy #militarymusic #deckthehalls

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Are you at The Midwest Clinic this year? If so, stop by the #USArmyBands booth and say hello!
12/18/2019

Are you at The Midwest Clinic this year?

If so, stop by the #USArmyBands booth and say hello!

We are excited to be here at The Midwest Clinic once again! Please stop by booth #1638 to say hello, learn about current vacancies, check out our audition packets, and grab some Army swag!

#usarmybands #midwestclinic

Congratulations to AIT and Officer graduates. Great work and excellent training completed by America's Soldiers! (U.S. A...
12/13/2019

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

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

AIT Soldiers give their final MPT performances. Congratulations! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #US...
12/13/2019

AIT Soldiers give their final MPT performances. Congratulations! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #USArmyMusic

AIT Soldiers give their final MPT performances. Congratulations! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #USArmyMusic

12/13/2019
United States Coast Guard Band

Our friends at the United States Coast Guard Band are getting in the holiday day spirit with their rendition of this traditional carol.

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With a snowy Connecticut day, and two weeks before Christmas, we are feeling in the holiday spirit! Enjoy this rendition of “The Holly and the Ivy” by our double Denton duo, MUC Bonnie Denton on euphonium, and MUCS Rich Denton on tuba.

12/10/2019
Cascom, Headquarters and Headquarters Company

Check out the TRADOC Band spreading holiday cheer at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command this week.

Like what you hear? Come see them live tomorrow night at 7:00pm at the Gator Theater on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story!

#USArmyBands

In case you didn’t hear CASCOM was paid a very pleasant visit by the TRADOC Band detachment this morning. Thanks for bringing such a joyful holiday concert to our workplace SGT Branson Garner, SPC Benjamin Hall, SPC Bradley Smith and SPC Florida Jaimes!
#SupportStartsHere!
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12/07/2019
MCoE Band

Tune in tonight at 7:30 to catch the MCoE Band‘s holiday concert!

#USArmyBands

Well it’s about that time! The MCoE Band’s musical performance of “Spirit of the Season” is tomorrow! Usually, this is where we would put out all the information of where and when it’ll take place. But, we are both delighted and sad to say that tickets are SOLD OUT! If you are one of the lucky folks that were able to acquire tickets for the event, we can’t wait to see you there and to meet you!

BUT WAIT! You didn’t get a ticket you say? That’s okay too! The livestream will start about 10 minutes before the show, which starts precisely at 7:30 pm. Tune in to the MCoE Band page to watch. Leave a comment and let us know you’re watching and SHARE the livestream so your friends and family can join in on this joyous occasion sure to get you in the......Spirit of the Season! For now, enjoy this time-lapse video of the band doing a full run-through of the setup in preparation for the concert.

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12/06/2019
The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

Tune in on Facebook this Saturday at 8pm to watch American Holiday Festival LIVE! from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC.
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11/29/2019
9th Army Band

Let the 9th Army Band help you ease into the holiday season with their performance of this Christmas favorite.

Can you name that tune?

#USArmyBands

We are getting closer to our holiday concerts! The first will feature the Kodiaks, our popular music ensemble at The Palace Theater in Pioneer Park in Fairbanks on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. We will then have our Holiday Spectacular concert featuring the entire 9th Army Band for 3 shows! The first is Tuesday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the Discovery Theater in the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in downtown Anchorage. The next will be on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at Community Covenant Church in Eagle River. Finally, the last show will be at The Glenn Massay Theater in the University of Alaska's Mat-Su College campus in Palmer on Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m. As always there is no charge and no tickets are required and everyone is welcome!

Here are the Denali Winds to help set the mood and spread a little holiday joy.

#ArmyMusic #ArmyBands #USArmyAlaska

11/29/2019
AFN Humphreys

Check out “Pacific Groove” from the 8th Army Band!

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The 8th Army Band’s Pacific Groove stopped by AFN to perform “Romantic”! Check it out!

11/28/2019
U.S. Army

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have your turkey with a side of gains! #HappyThanksgiving!

#ACFT Video by U.S. Army Reserve

#Thanksgiving

We thank Capt. Borza for her time as Company Commander and welcome 1st Lt. Adam Hilkert to the team! (U.S. Army photos b...
11/27/2019

We thank Capt. Borza for her time as Company Commander and welcome 1st Lt. Adam Hilkert to the team! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #changeofcommand

We thank Capt. Borza for her time as Company Commander and welcome 1st Lt. Adam Hilkert to the team! (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti) #usasom #ArmyMusic #MeetYourArmy #changeofcommand

Today we bid farewell to one of our own, Staff Sergeant Bill Flitter. Help us thank him for his dedicated service to the...
11/27/2019

Today we bid farewell to one of our own, Staff Sergeant Bill Flitter.

Help us thank him for his dedicated service to the U.S. Army School of Music and wish him and his family well on their next Army adventure!

#USArmyBands #KnowYourMil #MeetYourArmy

11/20/2019

Day 2 of the Faculty Fusion tour: Live now from Amherst College!

11/20/2019

Faculty Fusion, live from UMass Amherst!

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