As a result of Sequestration, all support to public events must meet all guidelines for support as outlined by the Department of Defense for the remainder of the fiscal year 2013. Support to public and military events is provided at no additional cost to the taxpayer using allotted training hours which are now entirely dedicated to support readiness needs of the units.
This policy may change after the end of the fiscal year.
Military bands are used for official ceremonial events and in support of troop morale and recruiting purposes. Military bands may also be used in support of certain community events that are patriotic in nature. Military bands are not authorized to provide entertainment, such as background music for dinners or dances, at public or private events in competition with the employment of local civilian musicians.
Please note that only one band may perform at an event.
The Department of Defense reserves the right to cancel performances without notice.
Tennessee Army National Guard Band: 129th Army Band
129th Army Band
The "Air National Guard Band of the Smokey Mountains", part of the 572nd Air Force Band, is well known for its outstanding musical talent and outstanding performances. The band is based in Knoxville at the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base.
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