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by Tom Gregg, 18 July 1998
The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," is authorized a distinctive flag. It is white with yellow fringe and bears the COA of the U.S. Army Band in proper colors. The U.S. Army Field Band (a component of the U.S. Army Band) has a distinctive guidon. Other Army bands have guidons of the pattern authorized for units of the Adjutant General's Corps.
Tom Gregg, 18 July 1998
An additional note on the Army Band Flag: The U.S. Army Band served overseas in the European Theater, 1943-45 and actually qualified for a campaign credit. Accordingly, the Band's flag bears a single streamer -- European Theater with inscription RHINELAND.
Tom Gregg, 19 July 1998
by Tom Gregg, 3 September 2000
The United States Army Field Band, Headquartered at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, is the Army's primary touring band. Besides performing as a traditional marching band, it has a number of other components such as the Soldier's Chorus and the Jazz Ambassadors. The Field Band is distinct from the United States Army band (Pershing's Own).
The Field Band is authorized a guidon, white with the band's shoulder sleeve insignia in proper colors centered (attached as us-usafb).
Tom Gregg, 3 September 2000