U.S. Marine Band Makes Magical Music


On October 22, members of the Albany U.S. Marine Corps Band, based in Albany, Georgia visited students at Harborfields High School in the Harborfields Central School District. Included in this talented group of musicians was Staff Sergeant Steve Talbot, a Harborfields HS alumnus, Class of 2001.
Formed in 1990, the Albany Marine Band became one of only 12 bands throughout the Marine Corps.  Stationed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia, this Band of fifty Marines travels throughout the United States and internationally to fulfill its mission of serving as musical ambassadors, providing music for military ceremonies, community celebrations, recruiting programs, and official events.
The Albany Marine Band began the day at Harborfields by performing for students, staff, and administrators on James Brennan Memorial Field. They then devoted their time during the day to host two clinics for members of the high school bands.
According to Tom Gellert, Director of Music and Art for the Harborfields Central School District, “It was a very special honor to be able to host the band. It was also wonderful to welcome Steve back to Harborfields.”