"The Pride of Fort Sill!"
The 77th Army Band Brass Choir performed the National Anthem at the Texas Motor Speedway Nov. 3, 2012. The performance of these Soldiers was part of their official duties and was broadcast by ESPN, and ESPN retains all rights to this broadcast.
The Band's History and Honors
The Band was constituted Mar. 1, 1907 in the Regular Army as the 13th Band, Coast Artillery and activated at Fort Du Pont, Dela. After World War I, it was reorganized and re-designated as the Band Section, Headquarters Battery, 16th Coast Artillery at Fort Armstrong, Territory of Hawaii. Next it was withdrawn from Headquarters Battery and re-designated as the Band, 16th Coast Artillery in July 1927.
After earning the Central Pacific and Western Pacific Campaign Streamers in World War II, the Band, 16th Coast Artillery was reorganized and re-designated on May 23, 1944 as the 77th Army Ground Forces Band. The 77th Army Ground Forces Band was inactivated Nov. 29, 1946 on Saipan, but became the 77th Army Band on Apr. 15, 1947 and was reactivated May 1, 1947 in the Philippines as the 77th Army Band (Philippine Scouts). It was inactivated June 1, 1949, then activated Nov. 1, 1951 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. as the 77th Army Band. It was inactivated May 8, 1953.
The Band was finally activated Feb. 24, 1955 at Fort Sill, Okla., where it has remained. It has served under many different headquarters at Fort Sill and is currently aligned with the Fires Center of Excellence, but it has always been "The Pride of Fort Sill!".
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World War II - Central Pacific, Western Pacific
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