The Fort Knox 100th Army Band performing the Star Spangled Banner at the 112th Kentucky Derby brings back fond memories to out Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile….as he was stationed as a Lieutenant in the US Army Transportation Corp….while attending Motor Officers School at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in early 1971….and as he puts it….”I marched in several drill parades in step with the 100th Army Band”….so, this video means a great deal to us at ImaSportsphile….cuz it brings back some wonderful memories.
The 100th Army Band is a United States Army Reserve unit stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and attached to the 81st Regional Support Command. It was reassigned from the 100th Infantry Division on 1 October 2008 as part of the Army Reserve Transformation process. The 100th Army Band currently features eight musical performance teams (MPTs) that perform a wide range of repertoire. Since 2012, performance requests have taken the band’s various ensembles across Kentucky and across the nation into other states including Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Florida, South Carolina, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Hawaii.
The 100th Army Band typically trains for one weekend each month and embarks on a two / three week annual training every summer.
In this video herewith, the 100th Army Band performs the Star Spangled Banner at the start of the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the Triple Crown Race….which is covered by ABC Sports with host Jim McKay along with Bill Hartack and Al Michaels….as the 100th Army Band provides a rousing rendition of our National Anthem.