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The Stars and Stripes Forever


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Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

American Military Bands

The United States Marine Band is this country's oldest military band. Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces has its own band, and song. Lieutenant Don Schofield, associate conductor of the United States Air Force Band of Flight, talks with Naomi Lewin about all the U.S. military bands.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which band was America's first military band?

The Marine Band

The Army Band

The Navy Band

The Air Force Band

The Coast Guard Band

2.Who wrote the Air Force song?

A general

A pilot

A conductor

A pianist

A doctor

3. How do you join a military band?

Join the army

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