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Scroll down for information about the
August 22-24, 2014 Field Band Reunion.


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The Army Ground Forces Band
The United States Army Field Band
A History of the Unit, with a roster of the People who Served
21 March 1946 - 31 December 2013

Sargeant Major Mike Culbertson (USA Ret) has spent months and months pulling together the first ever compilation of information about the band - its roots and its people. A great resource for anyone interested in the history of the Field Band.
And, so, Mike begins telling the story that each of us only knows a small part of.

You can read the rest of the story (either in hard copy or in digital form) by ordering it from Lulu.com. Click on a link below:



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2014
US Army Field Band
Reunion
August 22-24, 2014



The 2014 Alumni Weekend will be held August 22-24, 2013 at Ft. Meade (& Thurmont, MD).

On Friday (August 22) there will be a morning rehearsal and afternoon softball game and picnic by Burba Lake.

On Saturday (August 23) the band will host a golf tournament in the morning (see flyer below) and then the traditional concert in the evening.

The concert will begin at 7:00 pm at Constitution Park at Ft. Meade.
Every performing component of the Army Field Band - The Volunteers, Jazz Ambassadors, Concert Band, and Soldiers' Chorus will perform.
In keeping with Army Field Band tradition, the finale will be Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (hopefully featuring live cannons!).
Former members of the Field Band are encouraged to sit in with their groups.
In the event of inclement weather this performance will take place in the Fort Meade Pavilion.

And finally, at noon on Sunday (August 24) Josef Orosz will be hosting the 8th Annual Brunch
for Retirees/Alumni at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, MD. (note restaurant change - scroll down for detailed info) Every performing component of the Army Field Band - The Volunteers, Jazz Ambassadors, Concert Band, and Soldiers' Chorus will perform. In keeping with Army Field Band tradition, this concert will include returning alumni from across the United States and feature Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Friday 22 August 2014

0900-1130 ... Rehearsal with Alumni
4214 Field Band Drive
Fort George G Meade, MD
(301) 677-6586

1500 ... Softball Juniors v/s Seniors

1700-1930 ... Picnic


Saturday 23 August 2014

1900-2100 Alumni Concert


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2014
US Army Field Band
Retiree & Alumni Association
LUNCHEON



Sunday 24 August 2014
1200-1500
Mountain Gate Restaurant
133 Frederick Rd - Route 806 - Thurmont MD 21788
(301) 271-4373


8th Annual "Freebie" Buffet Luncheon
Host - Josef Orosz

RSVP no later than 20 Aug PLEASE - - - josef@isp.com
(814) 356-3356 - 374 Teaberry Rd - Bedford PA 15522

Please note the change of venue.
The Cozy Inn (prior year's location) has closed.
This new restaurant - The Mountain Gate Family Restaurant - is just up the street a bit from where the Cozy Inn was. The Mountain Gate is also a buffet restaurant, well known in the area for its good food and service. Arrangements are being made for an area of our own in the restaurant.
Again, seating will be limited so please let me know ASAP (josef@isp.com) if you will be attending.
I am looking fwd to seeing you all again.
Bring your old Field Band pictures for sharing time!

PLEASE NOTE - the Mountain Gate Restaurant is a no alcohol zone. No alcohol is served, nor is BYOB allowed. This is a change from previous luncheons at the Cozy Inn.

Josef


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2013 Alumni Weekend