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The Social Media Contributor Comments: March 3, 2013



Hark The Heralds

Hark the Heralds


I saw the Army Herald Trumpets — on TV – during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Oh how magnificent! Sharp, crisp, and majestic. The moment took me back to my Army Supply Sgt days.
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My bands had Heralds on our TO&E (property book), yet we never used them. Gathering dust, the horns were not [necessarily] fraud, waste and abuse. They were never utilized.
To my surprise, other Army Band Supply Sgts. Reported the same reality…”No one uses these blank_n_blank [herald] trumpets.” The question is: Why did were have them?
Nestled within this question, I ponder the rationale for the D.C. Band having Heralds. Not sure, but perhaps someone (1983-1992) had the brain to suggest: “All Bands need Heralds.”
Have any of you all worked with Heralds? What was your Band’s utilization of these horns? Are Heralds still included on the TO&E? Post your feedback on the comments section, FACEBOOK page, or pop me an email…

Herald Trumpets practice for 57th Presidential Inauguration via YouTube…


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