III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

 

III Marine Expeditionary Force Band

第三海兵遠征軍音楽隊

Okinawa Japan
III MEF Band Photos
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
7th Comm Bn Retirement Ceremony
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
7th Comm Bn Retirement Ceremony
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
7th Comm Bn Retirement Ceremony
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
7th Comm Bn Retirement Ceremony
The III MEF Band provides music for the 7th Communication Battalion Retirement Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan on July 17, 2015.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
7th Comm Bn Retirement
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
7th Comm Bn Retirement
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
7th Comm Bn Retirement
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
7th Comm Bn Retirement
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band parades the field for the 7th Communications Battalion Retirement Ceremony on 8 May 2015 on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan under the direction of Cpl Nathan Doggett and led on the march by Sgt John Cobb.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
MASS-2 Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
MASS-2 Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
MASS-2 Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
MASS-2 Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Marine Air Support Squadron-2 Change of Command Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
HQBN MCB Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
HQBN MCB Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
HQBN MCB Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
HQBN MCB Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
HQBN MCB Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Relief and Appointment Ceremony on 3 April 2015 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
MCAS Futenma Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
MCAS Futenma Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
MCAS Futenma Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
MCAS Futenma Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
MCAS Futenma Relief and Appointment
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates for a Relief and Appointment on 2 April 2015 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
18th Wing Commanding General Change of Command
The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band participates in the Commanding General, 18th Wing Change of Command Ceremony on 2 April 2015 at Kadena Air Force Base.
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Concert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Concert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Concert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Concert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Conert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III MEF Band and ROK HQMC Band CMCC CPX 2015 Concert
III MEF Band and ROK Headquarters Marine Corps Band perform at the Combined Marine Component Command 2015 Concert (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon/Released)
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
CMCC CPX 2015 Concert Rehearsal
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
CMCC CPX 2015 Concert Rehearsal
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
CMCC CPX 2015 Concert Rehearsal
III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members rehearse for the Combined Marine Component Command Concert 2015 in South Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Pfc. Makenzie Fallon)
III MEF BAND

On October 1, 1978, the First Marine Aircraft Wing Band of Iwakuni combined with the Third Marine Division Band of Okinawa to create the III Marine Amphibious Force Band. It was assigned to Camp Foster on December 1, 1978 and later re-designated as the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, the only Expeditionary Force Band in the Marine Corps. This unique attribute exemplifies its versatile nature as a military organization comprised of professional musicians that are also competent and effective Marines.

Consisting of 50 members, the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performs in over 300 commitments per year. They are highly proficient in a wide variety of commitments such as the Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival and the Okinawa City Street Parade, to name a few. Due to the Band’s location, the people of Okinawa can enjoy their rendition of Japanese music.

Aside from commitments, the Marines of the III MEF Band are required to meet all standards of training set forth by the Marine Corps. Every year they put their instruments aside and participate in annual training such as Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL) in South Korea, rifle qualification, gas chamber and physical fitness tests.

Contact Us

From Japan:

DSN: 645-3919

From a Cell Phone: 098-970-3919

FAX: 645-7786


From United States:

Phone Number: 011-81-98-970-3919

Fax: 011-81-611-745-7786


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FAQ
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Yes. All Marines, except for the "President's Own" band, are required to go to boot camp. Boot camp is in San Diego, CA, and Parris Island, S.C. Training is 13 weeks long.
While a college degree in music is not a prerequisite for the potential Marine Musician, previous playing experience is a must. Each individual candidate must pass a field audition before enlisting with our MOS of 5524.
Contact your local recruiter to set up an audition and interview with your regional Music Technical Assistant (MTA).
Yes. You have the option to use your personal instrument, however you will be issued an instrument when you report to the School of Music as well as when you report to your assigned band.
There are 10 bands in the following locations: California, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Hawaii, and Okinawa, Japan.
In addition to the 10 Marine Bands, the Marine Corps also has a Drum & Bugle Corps located at 8th & I, and The President's Own located in Washington D.C.
No. Once you finish Boot Camp and MCT, you will go to the Naval School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. There, you will study musical theory and ear training, as well as practice playing in various musical groups such as concert band, marching band, and different jazz ensembles.
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