As the Army has transformed to meet the complexities of modern warfare, so too Army Bands have evolved and adopted to meet our musical mission. While the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band is able to perform as a full band for large ceremonies, it can also now be broken down into smaller music performance teams, or MPTs.
The 10th Mountain Division Band can function in a variety of different configurations (MPTs) to meet our musical mission, from large ceremonies to smaller events. See Support Capabilities for further information.
Typically made up of 35-40 Soldiers, the 10th Mountain Division Band performs a wide range of standard concert band literature including marches, Broadway hits, pop, classical and American music. This group is suitable for both indoor and outdoor performances, and it features many of its members as instrumental and vocal soloists.
As a 20- to 26-Soldier marching element, the 10th Mountain Division Band performs numerous parades throughout the region and provides musical support to military functions and community events throughout the year.
A group of six to 10 Soldiers, the Rock Band performs at social and ceremonial events, such as balls, school concerts, recruiting events, community outreach functions, and troop morale events. The band can cover a variety of musical styles, to include rock, pop, R&B, and country.
Large Popular Music Ensemble
A group of eight to 10 Soldiers, the large ensemble is prepared to perform at a variety of venues, including military social functions, public outreach events, school concerts and Soldier morale-building events. They specialize in traditional brass band music, including New Orleans style jazz and funk, but they also perform rock and pop covers.
Brass Quintets / Small Ensembles
With five to eight Soldiers on brass, woodwinds and percussion instruments, these small ensembles can play a variety of genres in support of ceremonies, concerts, and educational outreach opportunities. Their musical selections range from patriotic standards all the way to covers by the most current pop hits. Performances can be adapted to best suit your needs. Their small size and minimal equipment allows them to perform in more intimate settings, such as military balls and social events, as well as at ceremonies, school concerts, and formal events.
The band will typically field a solo vocalist approximately 10 to 20 times a year in a variety of different venues specifically for the singing of the national anthem, military service songs or similar compositions. Vocalists also are used in other groups mentioned above, such as the Rock Band and Large Popular Music Ensemble.
Bugle calls, whether sounding commands during an official military ceremony or playing Taps at funerals, play a critical part in military tradition. The 10th Mountain Division Band typically supports about 65 missions per year featuring the use of a bugler.