The GSDF Band conducts music support missions for

  • GSDF Troops—Graduations, ceremonies, protocol functions, and funeral/memorial services, and
  • Community Relations/Outreach—Concerts, patriotic observances (e.g., Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day) and other special events for cities, towns, and municipalities.

At full capacity, the GSDF Band will support multiple music missions, including

  • A concert band to perform concert literature and ceremonial music,
  • Brass and woodwind chamber ensembles (quintets—brass/woodwind choirs or larger),
  • Large and small music ensembles (a combo-type group)—rhythm section with or without vocals and/or horns (saxophone, trumpet, trombone) to perform contemporary and popular music,
  • A colonial music ensemble (fife and drum) (attired in 18th-century-era period uniforms), and
  • A funeral support element (buglers).

Headquarters: Ellenwood Readiness Center (EWRC) in Ellenwood, GA