The band.

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Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band.

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iii, 81 p. : ill., diagrs.

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United States. War Department. March 31, 1941.


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  • Main Title: The band.
  • Added Title: Basic field manual ; FM 28-5.
  • Series Title: Basic field manual


Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band.

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iii, 81 p. : ill., diagrs.


Contents: Chap. 1. Organization and duties -- Chap. 2. Dismounted band -- Chap. 3. Mounted band -- Chap. 4. Musical instruction of the band -- Index.

Issued March 31, 1941.

"This manual supersedes FM 28-5, June 20, 1939, and TM 2000-10, May 22, 1939."

Listed in 1941 Monthly Catalog, p.759.


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Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project

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United States. War Department. The band., book, March 31, 1941; Washington D.C.. ( accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.