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The US government has a lot of bands, and most of them record and distribute free CD's.

The Army has bands.  The Navy has bands. The Air Force has bands. The Marines have bands. Even the Coast Guard has a band.

Each of the main branches has a main band, stationed in or near Washington D.C.  These bands record on a regular basis, and have since the days of John Phillip Sousa.  Many of the other service bands also record. They provide these recordings free of charge to Schools and Libraries on request, based on availability.  These recordings are not for sale.

There is a fairly simple procedure for acquiring these resources.  All you have to do is write a letter on school letterhead addressed to the Public Affairs Office of each band requesting any available recordings.  Sign the letter and have your principal countersign it.  Not all the bands require the principal's signature, but some do, and you may as well do them all the same way.  (This will also increase your principal's awareness of what you do for the school.)

It's a lot of work, but the net gain for your band is well worth the effort.  For your work you will receive dozens of CD's and tapes for your program.  These recordings include works from Grainger and Vaughn Williams to Schuman and Hindemeth and Benson.  There's even a CD from the Air Force band in Hawaii that has Don Ho singing "Tiny Bubbles."

Here are the addresses of the main bands:

The United States Marine Band, "The President's Own"

Public Affairs Office
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band
Colonel Timothy W. Foley, Director
Marine Barracks
8th and I Streets, SE
Washington, DC 20390-5000

Public Affairs Office: (202) 433-5809

The United States Army Band
The U.S. Army Band
Public Affairs Office
204 Lee Ave.
Ft. Myer VA 22211-1199
The United States Navy Band
Public Affairs Office, 
The United States Navy Band
Washington Navy Yard 
617 Warrington Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20374-5054

Tel:(202) 433-2394 

MP3 and RealAudio files are available at
http://www.bupers.navy.mil/navymusic/index.html

The United States Air Force Band

The United States Air Force Band
201 McChord St
Bolling AFB DC 20332-0202 
audio files are available online at
http://www2.acc.af.mil/music/

The United States Coast Guard Band

U.S. Coast Guard Band Public Affairs, Attn. MUC
Judith Buttery, 15 Mohegan Ave. (pb), 
New London, CT  06320.


Other Service Bands
Recordings from these bands are distributed based on availability. 

Air Force Bands

Public Affairs Office
The United States Air Force Band
23 Mill St STE 5
Bolling AFB, DC 20332-5401

Public Affairs Office
The Air Force Band of Liberty 
25 Chenault St.
Hanscom AFB, MA 0 1 731-1718

Public Affairs Office
The Air Education & Training Command Band 1680 Bames Ave.
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5500

Public Affairs Office
The ACC Heritage of America Band 84 Hickory ST STE 200
Langley AFB, VA 23665-2193

Public Affairs Office
USAF Band of the Golden West
470 Airman Drive
Travis AFB, CA 94535

Public Affairs Office
The ACC Heartland of America Band 
105 Washington Sq.  STE 6
Offutt AFB, NE 68113 -2126

Public Affairs Office
The Air Mobility Command Band 
900 Inner Dr. Bldg. 864
Scott AFB, IL 62225-5115

Public Affairs Office
Americas Band in Blue 
271 Dison Ave.
Travis AFB, CA 94535-2867

Public Affairs Office
The Air Force Band of Flight 3920 Lear St.
Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5721

Public Affairs Office
The Band of the United States Air Forces in Europe
APO AE 09094-5000

Public Affairs Office
The United States Air Force Band of the Rockies
520 Otis St
Peterson AFB CO 80914-1620
http://www.bandoftherockies.com

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of Liberty
25 Chennault St
Hanscom AFB MA 01731-1718

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of the West
1680 Barnes Ave
Lackland AFB TX 78236-5500

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Heritage of America Band
86 Hickory St
Langley AFB VA 23665-2192

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Heartland of America Band
109 Washington Sq Ste 111
Offutt AFB NE 68113-2126

Public Affairs Office
Band of the United States Air Force Reserve
550 Allentown Rd Bldg 763
Robins AFB GA 31098-2252

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of Mid-America
900 Chapman Dr Bldg 864
Scott AFB IL 62225-5115

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of the Golden West
271 Dixon Ave
Travis AFB CA 94535-2867

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of Flight
3920 Lear St Bldg 1420
Wright Patterson AFB OH 45433-5721

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Forces in Europe Band
Unit 3315
APO AE 09094-5000

Public Affairs Office
The Air Force Band of the Pacific 4810 F St.
Elmendorf AFB, AK 99506-2380

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, (Det 1)
Unit 5075
APO AP 96328-5000

Public Affairs Office
United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii, (OL-A)
340 Kuntz Ave
Hickam AFB HI 96853-5399
Public Affairs Office
The Air Force Band of the Pacific DET I
APO AP 96328-5000

Navy Bands

Public Affairs Office 
Navy Band Orlando 
Naval Training Center
1700 King Avenue
Orlando, FL 32813-8358

Public Affairs Office
SEVENTH Fleet Band
PSC 473 Box 86
FPO AP 96349-2911

Public Affairs Office
Navy Band COMSIXTHFLT
PSC 817, Box 47
FPO AE 09622-0400

Public Affairs Office
RTC Band
Recruit Training Command
Naval Training Center
Great Lakes, IL 60088

Public Affairs Office
School of Music
1420 Gator Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23521-2617

Public Affairs Office
Navy Band Fleet Support Unit
1349 1 Ith Street
Naval Amphibious Base Little
Norfolk, VA 23521-2498

Public Affairs Office
Atlantic Fleet Band
Hdqtrs, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
1562 Mitscher Ave., Ste 250
Norfolk, VA 23551 -2487

Public Affairs Office
CINCSOUTH Band Headquarters, Allied Forces
Southern Europe
PSC 813, Box 155
FPO AE 09620-0155

Public Affairs Office, Navy Band
Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Great Lakes, IL 60088-5024

Public Affairs Office
Navy Band Memphis
Naval Air Station Memphis
Millington, TN 38054

Public Affairs Office
Navy Band New Orleans
Naval Support Activity (Code-07)
2300 General Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70142-5007

Public Affairs Office
Navy Band Northeast
Naval Education and Training Center
348 Easton Street
Newport, RI 02841 - 1516

Marine Bands

Public Affairs Office
"The Commandants Own"
United States Marine Drum And Bugle Corps
Drum & Bugle Corps Company
Marine Barracks
Washington, DC 20390-5000

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Headquarters & Service Company
III Marine Expeditionary Force, FMF
FPO San Francisco, CA 96606-5605

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
HQCO, HQBN, 1st Mar. Div
Box 555381
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5381

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Headquarters Company (Band)
Headquarters Battalion
Second Marine Division, FMF
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-5502

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
First Marine Expeditionary Brigade Band
Headquarters & Service Battalion
Camp H. M. Smith, HI 96861-5010

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
HQTR 3D MAW MCAS EL TORO
P.O. Box 99000
Santa Ana, CA 92709-9000

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
MWHS-4 (Band)
Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing
IMF, USMCR
4400 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70146-5500

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Operations Company (Band)
H & S Battalion
Marine Corps Combat
Development Command
Quantico, VA 22134-5011

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Service Company (Band)
H & S Battalion
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Paris Island, SC 29905-5010

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Manpower (Band)
MarCorAirGmdComCtr
Box 788102
Twentynine Palms, CA 92278-8102

Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Band
Marine Corps Logistics Base 814 Radford Blvd.
Albany, GA 31704-1128

Army Bands

Public Affairs Office
77th Army Band
Fort Sill, OK 73503-5100

Public Affairs Office
Fifth U. S. Army Band
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5000

Public Affairs Office
62nd Army Band
Fort Bliss, TX 79916-6504

Public Affairs Office
Ist Cavalry Division Band
Fort Hood, TX 76545-5101

Public Affairs Office
First U.S. Army Band
Fort Meade, NM 20755-5540

Public Affairs Office
The U.S. Military Academy Band
West Point, NY 10996-1587

Public Affairs Office
6th Infantry Division (Light) Band
Building 4161
Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703-5000

Public Affairs Office
4th Infantry Division (Mech) Band
Fort Carson, CO 80913-5611

Public Affairs Office
296th Arrny Band
Camp Zama
APO AP 96343-0066

Public Affairs Office
24th Infantry Division (Mech) Band
Fort Stewart, GA 31314-5674

Public Affairs Office
101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Band
Fort Cainpbell, KY 42223-5000

Public Affairs Office
9th Infantry Division Band (I Corps)
Fort Lewis, WA 98433-5000

Public Affairs Office
Eighth U.S. Army Band
Unit #15239
APO AP 96205 -0012

Public Affairs Office
113th Army Band
Fort Knox, KY 40121-5239

Public Affairs Office
36th Army Band
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-7000

Public Affairs Office
434th Army Band
Fort Gordon, GA 30905-5475

Public Affairs Office
283rd Army Band
Fort Benning, GA 31905-5520

Public Affairs Office
399th Army Band
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-5000

Public Affairs Office
2nd Armored Division Band
Fort Hood, TX 76546-5201

Public Affairs Office
33rd Army Band (HQ USAREUR)
Unit #29061
APO AE 09081

Public Affairs Office
Ist Armored Division Band
CMR #441
APO AE 09111-2214

3rd Infantry Division Band
Unit #26206
APO AE 09036-1961

Public Affairs Office
493rd Army Band
Unit #21303
APO AE 09039-1566

Public Affairs Office
76th Army Band
CMR #429
APO AE 09054-3701

Public Affairs Office
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Fort Myer, VA 22211 -5020

Public Affairs Office
25th Infantry Division (Light) Band
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-6077

Public Affairs Office
10th Mountain Band
Fort Drum, NY 13602-5033

Public Affairs Office
The United States Army Band
Fort Myer, VA 22211-5050

Public Affairs Office
214th Army Band
Fort McPherson, GA 30330-5000

Public Affairs Office
Ist Infantry Division (Mech) Band
Fort Riley, KS 66442-5438

Public Affairs Office
82nd Airbome Division Band
Fort Bragg, NC 28307

Public Affairs Office
2nd Infantry Division Band
Unit #15041
APO AP 96224-0289

Public Affairs Office
The U.S. Army Field Band
Fort Meade, MD 20755

Public Affairs Office
98th Army Band
Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Here are some Service Band web sites
Air Force

The United States Air Force Band of the West
           - Lackland AFB, TX 
The United States Air Force Band of the Rockies
           -Peterson AFB, CO
The United States Air Force Band of Liberty
           -Hanscom AFB, MA
The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band
           -Langley AFB, VA
The Band of the United States Air Force Reserve
           -Robins AFB GA
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America
           -Scott AFB IL
The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West
           -Travis AFB CA
The United States Air Force Band of Flight
           -Wright Patterson AFB OH
The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band
           - Offutt AFB NE
The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawaii
           - Hickam AFB HI
The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia
           - Yokota AFB
The United States Air Forces in Europe Band
Army
U.S. Army Band
AMC's Own (389th Army Band)
Army Field Band
Fort Lee Band
The United States Continental Army Band (TUSCAB)
312th United States Army Reserve Band
The 62d Army Band
Navy
The U.S. Navy Band
The U.S. Naval Academy Band
The U.S. Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
The U.S. Seventh Fleet Band
Marines
The United States Marine Band 
Here are some places you can buy CD's.

West Coast Music Service
P.O. Box 3501
North Ft.  Myers, FL 33918-3501

Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
Ludwig Music Publishing Co., Inc.
557 East 140th St.
Cleveland, OH 44110-1999

Mark Custom Recordings Service, Inc.
10815 Bodine Rd.
P.O. Box 406
Clarence, NY 14031-0406

MusicEducators DR Inc.
25WO70 Windhain Hill Court
Naperville, IL 60540

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