Anyone may request an element of the 144th Army Band. There is absolutely no charge for scheduling the band.  All requests must begin the scheduling process through the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Ensembles link above and determine which ensemble or ensembles is the best fit for your event.
  2. Download the Band Request Form by selecting the link at the bottom of the page or by visiting the IL National Guard Public Affair Office Homepage.  Fill in the form. The more information you provide the easier more quickly the request can be processed.
  3. Forward the completed form to the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office by one of the following methods:
Fax: (217) 761-3527
Postal Service: 
Public Affairs Office
ATTN: Community Relations Manager
1301 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62702-2399

Please Note: The 144th Army Band's schedule fills quickly!  Unfortunately, we are simply are not able to accept all requests. When requesting the band we recommend submitting the Band Request Form as early as possible.

Link to the Band Request Form.