The U S Army Field Band
The Early Years (Very Early!!)



Many thanks to George Whiting (son of Fieldbandsman Frank Whiting and nephew of Chester Whiting - founder of the Field Band) for sharing these early photos of the U S Army Field Band (and its predecessors!).
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Chester Whiting and the The 110th Cavalry Band






"Carolina Maneuvers"


"The Crooner"




Chester Whiting - The Phillippines




The Band in 1949


Cover of Carnegie Hall Program


Bulletin Board - Deshon Hospital, Butler, PA
Featuring the 1st Combat Infantry Band


Technician 4th Grade Lynn Kloster of the 1st Combat Infantry Band
Recipient of the Silver Star for
Gallantry in Action on Guadalcanal




TV Special in the Washington, DC Area - 1950s








"6 July 1960 - Major Chester E. Whiting of Boston (L), commanding officer and conductor of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, DC, reminisces with three Field Bandsmen who were members of the Americal Division Band organized and conducted by the Major in the South Pacific during World War II. The others, all from the Greater Boston Area are (L to R) Master Sargeant Edward B. Henry, Jr. of North Andover, Sp 7 Frank B. Whiting of Medford and Sp 6 Louis DiLavore of Lawrence"





Paul Henry





Annual Christmas Party
The Army Ground Forces Band
1949



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