The 234 Army Band, nicknamed “Oregon’s Own”, is the Oregon National Guard’s
ambassadors to the State of Oregon. Organized in 1919, the band has seen duty in the Pacific during WWII and was
awarded several citations including the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for service from October 17, 1944 to
July 4, 1945.
To describe the 234th Army Band, there are two words - versatile and
Versatile in the sense of the ability to perform in a military setting on one
occasion and conduct a performance to a civilian audience on another
Professional describes their apporact to concerts, clinics and performances. They
tailor their performance to each audience, incorporating a unique ability to select music that will educate and
entertain the audience to the fullest extent.
Based in Portland, the 234th Army Band performs an average of 80 military and
public musical missions each year. The band is comprised of over 40 Soldiers and performs with a full Concert
ensemble, Rock Band, Stage Band, Dixieland Band, Quintets, and Quartets among other configurations.