Posted by Adam Crowe on September 27, 2001 at 16:28:25:
In Reply to: for military band musicians posted by Tim L. on September 23, 2001 at 23:44:55:
Interesting article... I know that several base bands and regional bands have been ordered to augment their regular duties by assisting in base security, complete with M-16's. The US Coast Guard Band, however, does not require any military training other than a brief customs and courtesies class. With that in mind, it is my understanding that we are to maintain our current duties indefinitely since we are not trained to do anything else :)
On the home front, I do expect to march more parades and play more ceremonies this summer. Let us all hope and pray this will be resolved soon.
tuba, USCG Band