Fort Huachuca to lose band under changes being made by Army

SGT Travis Raymond Myers playing to an adoring fan on Sept. 9.

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SGT Travis Raymond Myers playing to an adoring fan on Sept. 9.

SIERRA VISTA (AP) – An Army base in southern Arizona is losing its band.

Officials at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista say the Army Military Intelligence Corps Band also designated the 62nd Army Band will inactivate by Oct. 15, 2018 due to changes the service is making in its overall music support structure.

Officials say the band will perform at events already on its calendar through December but won't accept new requests for community events beginning Oct. 15.

Music support for military events on the base and for memorial or funeral support will continue into 2018 on a limited basis as long as the band has enough musicians assigned to it to do the work.

An inactivation ceremony is tentatively scheduled in conjunction with the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame Week in June 2018.