The 282d Army Band’s prestigious history dates to 1869 when it was organized as the Band, 21st Infantry, Richmond, Virginia. Serving with distinction in the Indian Wars, the Philippine Insurrection and World War II, the band earned battle streamers for these actions.

From 1914 to 1949, the Band went through many reorganizations and redesignations, serving in Washington, Hawaii, and Korea, where it was deactivated in Seoul, in 1949. In 1956 the 282d Army Band was reactivated and assigned to Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The primary mission of the band is to promote readiness and perform music that maintains the morale and esprit de corps of the soldiers stationed at Ft. Jackson. The band also supports the local community and surrounding areas in parades, by presenting concerts, and participating in ceremonies throughout the Carolinas. The band is comprised of 40 dedicated professional soldier/musicians capable of performing virtually any musical style.

The 282d Army Band has various performing groups. The Concert Band’s repertoire consists of contemporary and popular literature, solo features with band accompaniment, classical transcriptions, and novelty numbers. The Stage Band performs standard swing, jazz, blues, Latin, and rock styles. The Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, and Dixieland Band are versatile groups that perform for a multitude of programs and ceremonies. And the Marching Band, the most visible of all, performs standard military marches weekly, most notably at Basic Combat Training graduations on Ft. Jackson. Whether performing for official military functions or supporting the community, the 282d Army Band provides the highest quality of musicianship and professionalism.

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