We currently have openings and wish to extend an open invitation to join us in a rehearsal and, should choose to do so, audition!

The 144th Army Band is the musical representative of the Illinois Army National Guard. We tour the state performing for military functions, march in parades and perform public concerts. Because we are a part time organization, a substantial portion of the members of the 144th Army Band are full time college students who have their college expenses paid by the Army National Guard.


The 144th Army Band provides a great musical experience and the opportunity for college students and college-bound high school juniors and seniors to go to college for free! For a comprehensive list of educational benefits visit the Army National Guard Education, Incentives and Employment website.

The 144th Army Band is currently holding auditions for the following sections:
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet / Cornet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Electric / Acoustic Bass


If you are interested in obtaining more information about the 144th Army Band and how to audition please feel free to contact us!  Simply click here to email us and provide the following information:
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Primary Instrument  
  • Secondary Instrument & Skills
  • Additional Comments