U.S. ARMY MANEUVER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE BAND
U.S. ARMY MANEUVER CENTER
OF EXCELLENCE BAND
The Maneuver Center of Excellence Band has eight groups, including the Ceremonial/Marching Band, Concert and Big Bands, Brass and Woodwind Quintets, Jazz and Dixieland Combos, and the Show Band. These bands perform more than 400 missions each year at Fort Benning and across the Southeast.
Aside from band performances and preparations, each Soldier must maintain proficiency in physical and mental fitness as well as Army Warrior tasks. All musicians must maintain expertise on their instrument, a skill that must be attained prior to enlisting. These skills are fine tuned at the U.S. Army’s School of Music in Norfolk, Va., following basic training. The band is a self contained company, managing its own administrative duties, safety and security, operations, training and supply activities.