122nd Army Band News

122nd Army Band scores big win in Army-wide musical competition 19 June 2017

The 122nd's "Full Metal Racket" ensemble won the top Video Production award in the 2017 Music Performance Teamn of the Year competition, beating out not just other National Guard bands, but several full-time active duty Army Bands.

Promotions, awards, and new members — oh my 8 June 2017

Unit commander Joseph Lewis is promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2, operations chief Andrew Sundman has been elevated to Sergeant First Class, SSG John Connors is awarded the Army Commendation Medal, and more.

Tour Ohio 2017: "Ohio Stands Ready" dates announced 5 May 2017

Coming to northeast and central Ohio, the 122nd's Ohio Stands Ready concert takes listeners on a musical journey through the rich history of the Ohio National Guard — from the music of 200 years ago to modern patriotic hits.

Full Metal Racket: Beauty and the Beast 13 April 2017

The award-winning Full Metal Racket puts on a production of an iconic tale as old as time…

Full Metal Racket: Be Our Guest! 17 March 2017

A little song, a little dance, a little studio performance!

M4: The Star Spangled Banner 21 February 2017

The 122nd's vocal quartet M4 performs the National Anthem before the Military Appreciation Day basketball game at Ohio University.

Full Metal Racket: Hang On Sloopy 30 December 2016

Ohio State is on the march — first the Fiesta Bowl and then on to another National Championship! Let's cheer our Buckeyes on to victory! O-H!

Full Metal Racket: The Empire Strikes a Beat! 6 December 2016

The dark side and the light, a great clash brews. Choose a side, you must. A trap, it is not.

Transfers and new enlistees 21 November 2016

The 122nd welcomes several new Soldiers to the unit, including transfers and new enlistees.

122nd Army Band transferred to OHARNG Special Troops Command 10 September 2016

After seveal years as part of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, the 122nd Army Band is now a part of the Ohio Army National Guard's new Special Troops Command.

Tour Ohio 2016: A look back 8 September 2016

The 122nd Army Band's 2016 summer concert tour was unlike any before in the band's past. Combining multiple ensembles for a musical tour through the history of the Ohio Guard, Ohio Stands Ready was a high water mark for the unit and our ongoing transformation.

M4: National Anthem, impromptu style 4 July 2016

When your hotel lobby has amazing acoustics, you have an impromptu celebration of America's birthday!

Ohio Stands Ready: Live from Ashland! 29 June 2016

Couldn't make it to any of our 2016 summer concerts? That's alright, here's we are, live from Ashland, Ohio.

CW5 Kessler retires after 42 years of service 18 February 2016

Tireless service, dedication, and leadership — both for the 122nd and the Army Band Program at large.

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch 21 December 2015

A few members of the 122nd's low brass section decided to get into the holiday spirit as only a tuba and three trombones can do…

Tour Ohio 2015: A look back 18 September 2015

Looking back at the 122nd's summer 2015 tour, the "American Crooner" concert dedicated to legendary American songster Frank Sinatra.

2015 Alumni Concert scheduled for August 15th 27 July 2015

Alumni of the 122nd Army Band, 37th Infantry Division Band, and 555th Air Force Band are invited to join us for our concert and alumni cook-out in Worthington on August 15th, 2015.

Tour Ohio 2015: "American Crooner" announced 19 May 2015

The 122nd Army Band is setting out across Ohio again this summer, bringing the music of America and the great American singer Frank Sinatra to cities across the state. From Dayton to Cleveland and stops in between, we'll be performing the very best of both Sinatra and Sousa.

Ribs and rock: Flashbang set to perform at the Great American Rib Cook-Off 27 April 2015

The 2015 Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival has added the 122nd's Flashbang to their schedule. Saturday, May 23rd will see Flashbang taking the stage at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland.

Changing of the guard: WO1 Joseph Lewis takes command of the 122nd Army Band 9 February 2015

It was an emotional and historic day for the 122nd Army Band: the unit's first Change of Command in nearly two decades. After commanding the 122nd for the past 19 years, and for nearly 25 years in total, CW4 Robin Kessler relinquished command of the unit to WO1 Joseph Lewis.

Flashbang rocks the house at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 26 January 2015

Under the bright lights and glass pyramid of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, and in front of a cheering crowd, Flashbang of the 122nd Army Band took the stage at the 19th Annual Tri-C High School Rock-Off.

Flashbang to rock the house at the 2015 Tri-C High School Rock Off 22 January 2015

On Saturday, January 24th, Flashbang will perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2015 Tri-C High School Rock Off.

Welcome to the all-new 122ndArmyBand.com 28 October 2014

You might have noticed something new here. As in all around here — yes, we have a new site design!

"A Day of Remembrance" in Lebanon, Ohio 11 November 2014

Honoring our nation's veterans is always a great privilege of ours, and the "A Day of Remembrance" Veterans Day ceremony at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio was no exception.

Join the 122nd Army Band. Pay for college, serve your country, make music. 5 November 2014

The 122nd Army Band is looking for talented musicians that are ready to serve their country.

The 122nd performs with the Belgrade Philharmonic at Severance Hall 15 October 2014

Members of the Ohio National Guard's 122nd Army Band took to the stage of world-famous Severance Hall for a joint performance with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.

122nd Army Band and 555th Air Force Band alumni come together for Worthington concert 16 August 2014

Our annual Alumni concert expanded this year to include members of the 555th Air Force Band, the former band of the Ohio Air National Guard.

Flashbang plays for the troops at Camp Ravenna 18 July 2014

Flashbang played for Soldiers of the Ohio Army National Guard during their Annual Training period at Camp Ravenna.

122nd Army Band marks 70 years of making music 1 June 2014

The 122nd Army Band, as we know it, was originally formed on June 1, 1944. 70 years ago today, two separate musical companies were joined together on Bougainville to form what is presently known as the 122nd.

"A Salute to Service" Parade added to Tour Ohio 2014 schedule 28 May 2014

The schedule for the 122nd Army Band's Tour Ohio 2014 has been released and updated. This year, we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day by honoring ALL of our World War II Veterans.

122nd Army Band to perform Memorial Day joint concert with The Cleveland Pops Orchestra 7 February 2014

The 122nd Army Band is pleased to announce a joint performance with The Cleveland POPS Orchestra for their 14th Annual 'Salute To The Armed Forces' concert.

Flashbang puts on showcase performance at the 2014 Tri-C High School Rock Off 19 January 2014

Flashbang had the chance to perform at the House of Blues Cleveland as a feature showcase during the 2014 High School Rock Off.