U.S. Army Materiel Command Band

The AMC Band proudly serves the Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Materiel Command stationed at more than 140 locations worldwide. The band, with its eight Music Performance Teams, travels extensively throughout the country and overseas supporting 30 installations, 26Media Kit major tenants, seven Army Field Support Brigades, 11 subordinate commands, and four separate reporting activities within the AMC enterprise.

Since November 2003, the band has deployed in support of AMC Soldiers and civilians forward deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The AMC band has performed in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates. The band is under the purview of the AMC chief of staff.

Please submit requests no later than 90 days for community relations events and 45 days for troop support functions.

About the AMC Band


Public Performances

Music Performance Teams

  • The Redstone Jazz Project

The Redstone Jazz Project, the AMC Band's jazz combo, is a team of three to six Soldiers that provides legacy music from the jazz idiom, but is also capable of performing music styles such as rock, funk and Latin. The Jazz Project is most often requested for military banquets, receptions and small indoor community events.

  • Sonic Fusion

Top pop hits meet jazz with this fusion band. Sonic Fusion is the newest R&B, and pop fusion group of the AMC Band. This is a versatile team, playing a mix of top 40, R&B, Hip Hop and jazz with a sound and groove that showcases the infinite possibilities of music. This group is perfect for almost any indoor or outdoor event that requires high or low energy venues or a mix of both.

  • Raw Materiel

Raw Materiel, the AMC Band's rock band, performs a variety of popular music from rock, rhythm 'n' blues, classic, country, funk and much more. It's a lively pop group that is an excellent addition to troop support missions, recruiting, town festivals, celebrations and many other outdoor community events.

  • Arsenal Brass

The AMC Band's premier brass quintet, Arsenal Brass is one of the band's most versatile ensembles. Designed to be small and portable, the quintet is capable of performing traditional and popular Americana, as well as ceremonial music. Arsenal Brass is available for recruiting and troop support. The group also enjoys assisting local band directors in musical development and artistic performance through masters classes in area schools.

  • Four Star Jazz Orchestra

The Four Star Jazz Orchestra, a 24-member ensemble, performs an exciting array of music from big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary and standard jazz to popular charts, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Our vocalists entertain audiences with the styles of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and others. So whether you enjoy the sounds of the great big band era or the new sounds of today, the Four-Star Jazz Orchestra will definitely have you moving and singing with excitement! Request this ensemble to entertain large audiences for concerts, clinics, special events and festivals.

  • Solar Winds

The Solar Winds is a five-Soldier woodwind music performance team that performs in both formal and informal settings. Small and portable, the group is capable of performing baroque, classical and popular Americana, as well as ceremonial music. Solar Winds is available for recruiting and troop support. Soldiers on this team also enjoy assisting local band directors in musical development and artistic performance through master classes in area schools.

  • Tennessee River Ramblers

The Tennessee River Ramblers, an eight-piece Dixieland jazz combo, plays the exciting music of the 1920s. With standards from Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbeck and other early New Orleans and Chicago jazz heroes. This group is certain to get your toes tapping, your fingers snapping and your smile broadening. You may even find yourself singing along -- possibly from the stage! This group will fit a variety of small to medium venues and situations where the emphasis is on fun and entertainment.

  • Yellahammer Brass

The AMC Band's ceremonial brass quintet, Yellahammer Brass is one of the AMC Band's most versatile ensembles. Though it specializex in ceremonial music, Yellahammer Brass also performs everything from classical to jazz. This group will fit a variety of small to medium venues.

  • Raw Materiel Unplugged

AMC Unplugged is one of the band's newest and most exciting music performance teams. The group performs as a highly portable and flexible acoustic trio featuring rock hits by bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Nirvana and Incubus, to name a few. Unplugged is a very entertaining group that is perfect for concerts, special events, recruiting, troop support and various other small indoor community events.

Other AMC Band Capabilities

  • Marching Band

The marching component of the band performs for outdoor ceremonial functions such as change of command ceremonies, military retirement ceremonies and military school graduations and parades. Local civil organization often invite the band to perform, providing excitement and patriotic flair that only a military band can display.

  • Concert Band

All of the Soldiers assigned to the unit perform in the concert band, making it the band’s largest performing group. The concert band performs throughout the U.S. promoting community relations between local AMC installations and their communities

  • Ceremonial Band

The ceremonial band is a smaller component of the marching band and is best suited for sit-down military ceremonies, flag-pole ceremonies and other military events not requiring a full marching band.

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Command Information

AMC Headquarters is located at 4400 Martin Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898. Phone: 256-450-7978

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