Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs Office
The Wisconsin Army National Guard's 132nd Army Band is wrapping up a two-week annual training in Hawaii filling in for the 25th Infantry Division Band, which is currently deployed to Iraq.
The 132nd Army Band is conducting military training out of Schofield Barracks as well as performances on base and in Honolulu. Performances include a welcome home ceremony for the Warrior Brigade of the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division following the brigade's deployment to Iraq; a Patriot Jazz performance at the Hale Koa; a performance at the USS Missouri, and numerous brass quintet, funeral honors and bugler missions.
The 132nd Army Band's experience and skill allowed the National Guard unit to fill in for an active duty band without missing a beat.
"It's always an honor to represent Wisconsin and our nation on an active post," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brad Anderson, commander of the 132nd Army Band. "I'm proud to showcase the talent and professionalism of our Soldiers and all we do to support the Army's mission."
The 132nd Army Band is expected to return to Wisconsin July 25. Their next performance in the Badger State will be at the National Guard Association of the United States convention in Milwaukee on Aug. 27.