Currently available photo/sound collections:
Sit back, relax, and join the Field Band as they take their 1957 European Tour. A delightful slide show (with background music from the
Jazz Ambassadors) that documents the band as they boat across the Atlantic, and play (sometimes with instruments and
sometimes not) across Europe. Many thanks to Bob Benson for putting his time and expertise to work in creating and sharing this great slideshow.
(You can also check out individual slides by clicking here.) WARNING: This is a huge file so it may take quite a bit of time to download.
However, it's worth the wait! If you're tired of waiting and would like a copy on a disc, please send an email to Joe Levine.
Wonderful photography and an easy to use website with lots and lots of photos of interest
to retirees/allumni of the Field Band. It's been artfully created by George Jones for all to enjoy. George promises to
scan and organize all of his 35 mm slides from his years in the band and add them to this photo album website. He cautions,
though, that they are currently on his "proverbial 'to do' list." An email of encouragement can be sent to George
Here's a chance to hear a bit of what the Army Ground Forces Band sounded like in the old days.
Otto Eifert (via Josef Orosz) has forwarded two recordings made in New York City 1946-47. On Track 1 is the narrator
Norman Clayton and the band is on Track 2. This digital recording was taken from an old 78 and is rather scratchy and hard to
hear during the first half. Keep listening as the sound improves in the second half!
And if you liked those early recordings, here are three more of the AGF Band:
Take a trip back to the mid-60s with this Field Band "generic" program flyer recently discovered by Larry Gedde (Soldiers' Chorus - 66-69). (Thanks Larry)
A photo sent in by Bob Monroney of the 1952 Edinburgh Festival. Bob found it in a Time magazine article from September 1952. According to Bob the Field Band was seated in the stands waiting for their turn to present. (Thanks Bob)
Here's the place to relive the very earliest days of the US Army Field Band (Combat Infantry Band, Army Ground Forces Band). Don Fejfar, a member of the "original" band, has shared his tremendous collection of photos and articles from 1946-47. (Many thanks Don!!!)
Weren't able to be at the 2004 Homecoming? Well, check out the photos of the Sunday afternoon Reception. (Thanks to Joe Greco for the photos)
Join the Field Band as they tour Europe in 1957 (complete with a shipboard concert!) (Thanks to George Norman)
Take a step back to June 14, 1974 as LTC Hal Gibson turns over command of the band to MAJ Sam Fricano - with band founder LTC (Ret) Chester Whiting attending the ceremony. (Thanks to Sam Fricano)
Welcome to the 2003 Retiree/Alumni Weekend!! A batch of photos taken at the Saturday picnic, Sunday morning reception - along with a shot of the Sunday evening conductors. (Thanks to Al Grossberg and Carl Shaw)
Want to see more old photos? Have some favorites tucked away in the attic? Send a note to Joe Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange to have your photos scanned and included on these pages.
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