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The nucleus of a company string band circa 1917 or 1918. The guitarist is wearing a non-regulation shawl-collar sweater that appears to be olive drab in color.

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Bass drum painted with an image of the Kaiser. There's no ID on the unit, but I think it's an Aero Squadron.

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Ukelele player, 6th Aero Squadron at Luke Field (Ford Island), T.H. 1920.

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One of the more curious aspects of the 1950s Army was the forming of Highland Pipe Bands, these are still around in the armed forces to this day.

 

The 6th Army Pipe band, at the Presidio of San Francisco California 1951

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And the 5th Infantry Division Pipe Band at Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania in 1953.

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This has been the year for band photos for me! This one photo of the First Indiana Infantry Regimental Band came out of a restaurant in Northeastern Indiana. 

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On 2/3/2019 at 3:09 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Aloha Everyone,

 

Scattered throughout the forum we have many items posted which relate to military musicians from all service branches. Each service has always fielded and maintained marching bands, fleet bands, ensembles, quartets and choruses staffed with professional military musicians. If you have any photographs depicting military musicians from harmonicas to ukeleles, drums to bugles, guitars to clarinets, lets see them. Should you also have any of the actual instruments or musicians uniforms, insignia and other items in your collections, please show them here to round out the topic.

 

Photo from the US National Archives - The President's Own

United States Marines Band 1891

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Hi Salvage Sailor

 

`here's one of my favourite photos of a US Army band . . . . . . . . .

 

some great photos in this topic, I am also taken with the variety of leggings in use.

 

regards lewis.

 

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General Apathy
On 2/3/2019 at 3:09 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Aloha Everyone,

 

Scattered throughout the forum we have many items posted which relate to military musicians from all service branches. Each service has always fielded and maintained marching bands, fleet bands, ensembles, quartets and choruses staffed with professional military musicians. If you have any photographs depicting military musicians from harmonicas to ukeleles, drums to bugles, guitars to clarinets, lets see them. Should you also have any of the actual instruments or musicians uniforms, insignia and other items in your collections, please show them here to round out the topic.

 

Photo from the US National Archives - The President's Own

United States Marines Band 1891

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Hi Salvage Sailor,

 

This U.S. marked instrument is for sale this week in a local Militaria store, unsure if it's a genuine article or not, anyone any opinions.

 

regards lewis

 

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25th Infantry Regimental Band (Colored) Assigned to garrison duty at Schofield Barracks, T.H. 1914

 

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