Minnesota National Guard
34th Infantry Division Band

The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division band
Unit Information

The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band provides music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our forces the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad.

Officially organized 30 April 1900, the 34th Infantry Division Band has proudly served state and nation for over 114 years, seeing service in WWI, WWII and the Global War on Terrorism.  Whether performing for the public, supporting military ceremonies, or entertaining US Service members and our allies the Soldier-Musicians of the Red Bull Band are honored to serve in one of the US Army's most respected Divisions. 

The 34th Infantry Division Band is credited with participation in the following campaigns:

  • WWI
  • Tunisia 1942-1943
  • Naples-Foggia 1943-1944
  • Anzio 1944
  • Rome-Arno 1944
  • North Apennines 1944-1945
  • Po Valley 1945
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraqi Sovereignty
In recognition of the achievements of the 34th Infantry Division Band the unit has earned the French Croix de Guerre (WWII), the Meritorious Unit Citation (Iraq), and the Colonel George S. Howard Citation for Musical Excellence. 

The 34th Infantry Division Band maintains an active performance schedule, to include many free public performances throughout the state of Minnesota.  The Red Bull Band has been a featured group at the Minnesota Music Educators Conference, the Minnesota Band Director's Association Summer Workshop, as well as the International Tuba Euphonium Conference where the band accompanied 6 internationally renowned soloists.  Other events include:  Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis Aquatennial, St. Paul Winter Carnival, Anoka Halloween Parade, and Vikings, Twins, Wild, University of Minnesota Gopher and Timberwolves sporting events. 

As a US Army Band, the unit is available upon request to perform concerts, clinics, classes, presentations and joint performances completely free of charge.  Although the unit makes every attempt to support every request, due to the high volume of inquiries requests are granted on a first come-first served basis.  It is recommended to submit requests as far in advance of the performance as possible, however, all requests will be considered.  Please contact the unit for more information.

The 34th Infantry Division Band currently offers the following Musical Support Teams:

  • Red Bull Concert Band (50 musicians)
  • Red Bull Ceremonial and Marching Band (50 musicians)
  • Red Bull Jazz Band and Combo (20 musicians)
  • North Star Brass Quintet (5 musicians)
  • Red Devil Rock/Pop Band (5-10 musicians)
  • Cover Fire Country Band (5 musicians)
  • Rampage Brass Band (10 musicians)
  • M-Saxteen Saxophone Ensemble (5 musicians)
  • 34th Infantry Division Duty Buglers (4 musicians)
  • 34th Infantry Division Vocalists (5 musicians)
Community Connections

Unit Address: 13865 S Robert Trail, Rosemount MN 55068
Unit Telephone: 651-282-4707
Recruiter Telephone: 651-282-4952


City of Rosemount: http://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us

Rosemount News: http://www.topix.net/city/rosemount-mn

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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Richard C. Nash
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters

- 34th Infantry Division

- - Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion

- - - 34th Red Bull Band

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Stordalen
34ID Band
Master Sgt. Anthony Hunter
34ID Band
Major Unit Equipment

The 34th Red Bull Band utilizes various musical instruments including the Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Electric Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Flute or Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Percussion, Cornet or Trumpet, Guitar, and Keyboard.


M9 Pistol

M249 Squad Automatic Weapon

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Unit Occupational Specialties

42R, Band Member

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34th Infantry Division Band at the State Fair

Pioneer TV Presents - Minnesota Army National Guard Band (video)

34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band to perform Operation Iraqi Freedom 9/11 Legacy Concert in Dawson

Video on Red Bull band was music to her ears (and eyes)

National Guard band readies for its tour of duty in Iraq

34th Infantry Division Band at the State Fair(video)

Pioneer TV Presents - Minnesota Army National Guard Band (video)

34th ID Band awarded Howard Award

Inauguration Ceremony

Minnesota National Guard band members proud of their musical contribution

Vikings Salute the Troops

Camp Ripley memorialization ceremony

Appleton's "Streets of Honor"

Officer Candidate School graduation