ECU alumni provide vital service in Army bands

Serving Through Music

ECU alumni provide vital service in Army bands

From reveille to taps, music is an essential part of military service, and alumni of East Carolina University play a vital role in providing musical inspiration to the U.S. Army.  

Graduates of ECU’s School of Music are finding not only professional success but also personal fulfillment serving their country and fellow soldiers as members of Army bands across the country and world.  

“Our main mission is to provide musical support for soldiers and their families,” said Sergeant James Old ’08, ’11, a trumpet player in the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band, based out of Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. It is one of more than 30 active Army bands that perform at Army posts, retirements, funerals and in the community.

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