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229TH ARMY BAND
 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -

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229th ARMY BAND
"THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OWN"


1. 229th Army Band
Maryland Army National Guard
Parkville Armory
3727 Putty Hill Ave
Parkville, MD 21236
(410) 665-3516, ext 1104
Contact- SFC Patrick Murphy (Full Time Readiness NCO)
patrick.s.murphy.mil@mail.mil

2. – CW3 Daniel Stinchcomb assumed Command of the 229th Army Band in September 2010. Commanders of the band since the 1950's included Warrant Officers Rosso, Goldstein, Spahn, Hooper, DuVal, and Bruner. Recently, 1SG Bundy commanded the 229th from 1995 through 2006, and SFC Steindler commanded the 229th from 2006 to 2010.

- 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. The band actively participates as Goodwill Ambassadors to all they share their music with here and abroad.

- The unit has been a part of the Maryland National Guard for most of the 20th Century and was formerly known as the 29th Infantry Division Band. The unit's history can be traced from the Ardennes Forest of France during the First World War, to the beaches of Normandy during the Second World War. The 229th is one of the few Army Bands to have received battle honors.

- The band consists of 34 citizen soldiers of the Maryland Army National Guard, whose backgrounds include government workers, police officers, teachers, administrators, private entrepreneurs, professional musicians, and college students. Due to the band’s popularity, they’ve drawn members from Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The band performs each year various military ceremonies, public concerts, public parades, and public civic events. In the past 24 years, the band has traveled and performed twice in France and once in Estonia. Rehearsals are conducted at the band’s Headquarters located at the CW4 Melvin Sherr Armory, (formerly Parkville Armory), Baltimore, Maryland.

- This year the 229th Army Band's Music Performance Teams (MPT) supported a total of 60 missions in addition to their 48 IDTs. This organizational scheme allowed the unit to be dynamic and capable of not only fulfilling traditional Army Band commitments, but also diverse and autonomous non-traditional commitments. The band performed for several military ceremonies, to include the multiple deployment ceremonies of Maryland National Guard Army and Air units, welcome home ceremonies and various unit changes of commands. Annual training was spread among public concert dates across the Greater Baltimore Area and Western Maryland.

3. - The band currently has instrumental openings and administers auditions to musicians who are interested in joining the Maryland Army National Guard. Auditions are scheduled by contacting 1SG Sarah McIver, sarah.e.mciver.mil@mail.mil.


DANIEL V. STINCHCOMB
CW3, AG, MDARNG
Commanding

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