144th Army Band - About Us

Welcome to the website of the 144th Army Band, Illinois Army National Guard. The band is stationed at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, IL and is proud to have some of the area's finest professional and amateur musicians. The members of the 144th Army Band meet one weekend each month for rehearsals and performances, and spend an additional fifteen days throughout the year supporting military and civilian events as part of our Annual Training. As the musical representatives of the Illinois Army National Guard, the 144th Army Band performs regularly for audiences throughout Illinois.

While our mission as a United States Army band is multi-faceted, our main duties revolve around music. We work to promote readiness by performing music that raises troop morale and promotes esprit de corps. The band provides music for troop gatherings and activities, military and religious ceremonies, and civic affairs -- such as parades and other public events.

The 144th Army Band capabilities a ceremonial band, marching band, concert band, Dixieland band, a 16 piece jazz band, jazz quintet, brass quintet, woodwind quintet a variety of other small musical groups. 

The band is made up of 38 citizen-soldiers from all over the state of Illinois and the surrounding area. Many of the members are students, music teachers, or are otherwise associated with the music field in their civilian pursuits.