Massachusetts Army National Guard, Fall River, MA

215th Army Band

About Us

The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard remains one of the nation's finest military bands. For more than 60 years, the band has performed throughout New England and the world, bringing the Army's fine musical traditions and goodwill to thousands of listeners.

Request Us

To request the band, please fill out DD Form 2536. Click on Details for more information.

Auditions

Interested in auditioning? Click below for more information

About the 215th Army Band

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DEC

Holiday Concert

  • Sunday
  • 2:00 PM
  • Symphony Hall

34 Court Street, Springfield, MA

Springfield Symphony Hall is filled with the sounds of the holiday and patriotism for our annual holiday concert. We'll bring holiday cheer, lift spirits and get the audience singing-a-long during the free concert in Springfield Symphony Hall. For information and tickets visit https://www.spiritofspringfield.org/events/holiday-concert

Our Mission

"Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad."

Leadership

CW3 Stephen Martins - Commander

1SG Jeffrey Hyde - First Sergeant

Request Band Support for Your Event

Request Band Support

To request the band, please fill out DD Form 2536 and either email it to [email protected] or send it to 215th Army Band, ATTN: Mission Request, 1089 Dwelley St, Fall River, MA 02724-3119

Serving Proudly Through Music

The demand for military music has never been higher. If you would like us to perform in your area, we have several small groups as well as the concert band that can provide entertainment for your public event. A list of our ensembles can be found below.

Military Support

We provide support for military and government officials and ceremonies within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please contact the Band Operations at 339.202.6645 for further information on supporting military or civilian ceremonies.

Musical Performance Teams

How to Join the 215th Army Band

Auditions

In order to join the 215th Army Band, you must first pass an entry audition, called Army Musical Performance Assessment, or AMPA. call 339.202.6645 or email [email protected] for more information on requirements and to schedule an audition.

Benefits

The demand for military music has never been higher. By lending your skills and talents to the 215th Army Band, you will help to further a long tradition of military musical excellence in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lend us your talents for two days a month, and two weeks during the summer, and you will receive:

  1. Free tuition and fee waivers at Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities
  2. GI Bill education benefits
  3. Paycheck for your 1 weekend a month
  4. Paycheck for 2 Weeks Annual Training in every summer
  5. Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Repayment
  6. Accelerated promotion to SPC (E-4)
  7. Use of professional instruments with accessories
  8. Affordable Health and Life Insurance
  9. Opportunity to receive paid military and musical training
  10. Eligible for retirement benefits after 20 years.
  11. Opportunity to serve your country as a musician

Musical Performance Teams

Find out more about our the various ensembles of the 215th Army Band here.

215th Video Collection

Watch the video to learn more about our Band

Military ceremonies comprise only a small part of the 215th Army Band's performance schedule. Every year the band performs free concerts and marching shows throughout the Commonwealth. See our upcoming performances.

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