The 39th Army Band
The 39th Army Band, New HampshireArmy National Guard can trace its lineage back 125 years to its inception inManchesterin 1879. When activated for the Spanish American War, it was known as the Band Section, 1st Infantry, New Hampshire National Guard. During World War I, it became known as the Band Section for 1st Army Headquarters Regiment. During World War II, it was known as the band for 172nd Field Artillery, New Hampshire. Since 1947, it has been known by its current designation 39th Army Band New Hampshire Army National Guard.
The band is stationed in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Manchester Readiness Center located at 1059 Canal Street. The 39th Army Band has represented the United States of America overseas on missions that have included St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Athens ,Greece and Good will Ambassadors to the country of Costa Rica in July 1995. They recently performed for President George W. Bush during aNew Hampshire visit and assisted the state of Louisiana during the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
The band is comprised of musicians representing many communities throughout our state. The members of the 39th Army Band are dedicated soldiers whose high standard of performance is respected and anticipated wherever they perform. Truly, the 39th Army Band is a shining example of New Hampshire’s soldiers at their finest.