34th Infantry Division Band

More than 650 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Soldiers participate in a deployment departure ceremony on Sept. 20, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. They will begin a 10-month long deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield where they will provide leadership, command and planning of future exercises throughout the region. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. Sebastian Nemec)

Unit Information

The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band provides music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

Officially organized 30 April 1900, the 34th Infantry Division Band has proudly served state and nation for over 114 years, seeing service in WWI, WWII and the Global War on Terrorism. Whether performing for the public, supporting military ceremonies, or entertaining US Service members and our allies the Soldier-Musicians of the Red Bull Band are honored to serve in one of the US Army's most respected Divisions.

The 34th Infantry Division Band is credited with participation in the following campaigns:

  • WWI
  • Tunisia 1942-1943
  • Naples-Foggia 1943-1944
  • Anzio 1944
  • Rome-Arno 1944
  • North Apennines 1944-1945
  • Po Valley 1945
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraqi Sovereignty

In recognition of the achievements of the 34th Infantry Division Band the unit has earned the French Croix de Guerre (WWII), the Meritorious Unit Citation (Iraq), and the Colonel George S. Howard Citation for Musical Excellence.

The 34th Infantry Division Band maintains an active performance schedule, to include many free public performances throughout the state of Minnesota. The Red Bull Band has been a featured group at the Minnesota Music Educators Conference, the Minnesota Band Director's Association Summer Workshop, as well as the International Tuba Euphonium Conference where the band accompanied 6 internationally renowned soloists. Other events include: Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis Aquatennial, St. Paul Winter Carnival, Anoka Halloween Parade, and Vikings, Twins, Wild, University of Minnesota Gopher and Timberwolves sporting events.

As a US Army Band, the unit is available upon request to perform concerts, clinics, classes, presentations and joint performances completely free of charge. Although the unit makes every attempt to support every request, due to the high volume of inquiries requests are granted on a first come-first served basis. It is recommended to submit requests as far in advance of the performance as possible, however, all requests will be considered. Please contact the unit for more information.

The 34th Infantry Division Band currently offers the following Musical Support Teams:

  • Red Bull Concert Band (50 musicians)
  • Red Bull Ceremonial and Marching Band (50 musicians)
  • Red Bull Jazz Band and Combo (20 musicians)
  • North Star Brass Quintet (5 musicians)
  • Red Devil Rock/Pop Band (5-10 musicians)
  • Cover Fire Country Band (5 musicians)
  • Rampage Brass Band (10 musicians)
  • M-Saxteen Saxophone Ensemble (5 musicians)
  • 34th Infantry Division Duty Buglers (4 musicians)
  • 34th Infantry Division Vocalists (5 musicians)
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UNIT LEADERSHIP
<p>CW1 James Baxter<br>Commander</p>

CW1 James Baxter
Commander

<p>1SG Donald Pashby<br>Senior Enlisted</p>

1SG Donald Pashby
Senior Enlisted

HEADQUARTERS
Unit Address:

13865 S. Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

Unit Telephone:

651-282-4707

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