• FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Standing in the state-of-the-art rehearsal hall for a 64-piece concert band, (left to right) Maj. Treg Ancelet, The Army Ground Forces Band commander; Staff Sgt. Darren Siegerdt, and Sgt. James Newcomb toured the band’s new training facility while Department of Public Works inspectors went through the building in preparation for the turning over of the building on July 7.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Standing in the state-of-the-art rehearsal hall for a 64-piece concert band, (left to right) Maj. Treg Ancelet, The Army Ground Forces Band commander; Staff Sgt. Darren Siegerdt, and Sgt. James Newcomb toured the...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Department of Public Works Real Property Inspector James “Pete” McEachern goes over The Army Ground Forces Band training facility very carefully, making sure that anything that is not 100 percent right is noted and fixed.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Department of Public Works Real Property Inspector James “Pete” McEachern goes over The Army Ground Forces Band training facility very carefully, making sure that anything that is not 100 percent right is noted...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Joe Jenkins (left), the LifeCycle Construction Services quality control manager, and Robert Fleming, the installation project manager for Department of Public Works Master Planning, check a nick in the door of one of the nine individual/small group rehearsal rooms that will be fixed before The Army Ground Forces Band building is turned over to the DPW on July 7.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Joe Jenkins (left), the LifeCycle Construction Services quality control manager, and Robert Fleming, the installation project manager for Department of Public Works Master Planning, check a nick in the door of one...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Standing in the hall outside some of the band’s offices, (left to right) Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary; Maj. Treg Ancelet, The Army Ground Forces Band commander; and 1st Sgt. Gunnar Chambers discuss the future once their band has settled in its new training facility.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Standing in the hall outside some of the band’s offices, (left to right) Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary; Maj. Treg Ancelet, The Army Ground Forces Band commander; and 1st Sgt. Gunnar Chambers discuss the future once...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael Rhoads check out the sheet music storage system in the library of The Army Ground Forces Band’s training facility.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael Rhoads check out the sheet music storage system in the library of The Army Ground Forces Band’s training facility.

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Staff Sgt. Stephen Edgerton (left) and Sgt. Eric Perry marvel at the acoustical quality of the large group rehearsal room in their soon-to-be home. To their right is a window into the sound room in which rehearsals and performances may be recorded.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Staff Sgt. Stephen Edgerton (left) and Sgt. Eric Perry marvel at the acoustical quality of the large group rehearsal room in their soon-to-be home. To their right is a window into the sound room in which rehearsals...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Department of Public Works Real Property Inspector Keith Harris (left) and Georgia Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Bragg office examine a seam where the sound room window is installed as  Matthew Molnar, a North Carolina State University School of Engineering co-op student, looks on.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Department of Public Works Real Property Inspector Keith Harris (left) and Georgia Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Bragg office examine a seam where the sound room window is installed as...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Meanwhile, work continued on the outside of the FORSCOM band’s training facility as (left to right) Rolando Plata, Rafael Espinosa and Brandon Moses plant a tree in one of the building’s water run-off retention areas. The three men work for Greenstate Landscape and Nursery of Lumberton, N.C.

    Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) – Meanwhile, work continued on the outside of the FORSCOM band’s training facility as (left to right) Rolando Plata, Rafael Espinosa and Brandon Moses plant a tree in one of the building’s water run-off retention...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) " The Army Ground Forces Band’s state-of-the-art training facility came a step closer to becoming home for the U.S. Army Forces Command’s band today as the post Department of Public Works conducted a thorough and detailed inspection.

“I like to put myself in the position of a building’s user who wants the most bang for the buck and the most professionally constructed job,” said DPW Real Property Inspector James “Pete” McEachern as he moved through the building with representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers and LifeCycle Construction Services, the company that has overseen the overall project.

Meanwhile, members of the band conducted a less rigorous but enthusiastic inspection of their new facility’s offices and rehearsal areas.

The building is scheduled to be turned over to the post on Thursday, July 7, after the discrepancies turned up by the DPW inspectors have been fixed.

The new 18,748-square-foot building will consolidate the band’s operations, which were scattered around various locations at the unit’s former home at Fort McPherson, Ga. And the acoustically superior rehearsal areas will serve to fine tune the band’s performances.
The Army Ground Forces Band provides musical support for the Army's largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). It has already been receiving requests as well to perform around North Carolina as part its community outreach mission.

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