The Military Intelligence Corps Band carries on the traditions started by the musicians who accompanied General George Washington's troops into battle more than 200 years ago.
The band's history began when it was constituted February 2nd, 1901 as “Band, 15th Cavalry” at The Presidio of San Francisco, California. Later relocating to Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming, the band was inactivated October 18th, 1921. On March 22nd, 1942 the band was reactivated at Fort Riley, Kansas. The band then moved to Camp Maxey, Texas on January 23rd, 1943, where it was re-designated “62nd Army Ground Forces Band” on June 2nd, 1944. Throughout the years, the band went through numerous moves and reorganizations from 1944 to 1946, including Camp Ellis, Illinois and Camp Swift and Camp Bowie, Texas before being transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas on February 8th, 1946. The band was assigned to the Artillery School on November 20th, 1946, and was re-designated “62nd Army Band” on May 15th, 1947. The 62nd Army Band remained at Fort Bliss until June 14th, 2011, when the band moved its headquarters to Fort Huachuca, Arizona where it remains today.
The 62nd Army Band was officially designated as the "U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps Band" on July 13th, 2011. The Military Intelligence (MI) Corps Band has received campaign participation credit for the Philippine Insurrection and World War I, and has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award.
The MI Corps Band's mission is to provide music for the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. It supports the MI Corps area of interest by fostering soldier and family morale, telling the Army story to the civilian community, and spreading the strategic messages of the Commanding General of the MI Corps.
As the only active duty band in Arizona, the MI Corps Band is in great demand for parades, concerts, tours, fairs, and other community events.
To request the band for an event, please contact the Fort Huachuca Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) at email@example.com or by calling (520) 533-2291, or the band Operations section at 520-533-9218.
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"MI Corps Band" Command Team
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Crane
CW2 Jonathan Crane is a graduate of The Hartt School of music in composition. His composition professors were Robert Carl, Kenneth Steen, and Stephen Gryc. During his studies, Jon also took double bass lessons with world-renowned contemporary performer Robert Black. Jonathan has also studied with Anthony Stoops, Aaron Keaster, and Jim Miller. Along with his Hartt School Artist Diploma, Jon has a Master's in composition from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor's in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. In 2013, Mr. Crane was given the National Federation of Music Clubs Military Composition Award for "Open Field." His compositions have been performed by Aaron Misenheimer, Tyler Smith, the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, the Avery Ensemble, and various university groups. As a bassist, Jonathan has worked for Hersheypark Entertainment, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line. He received the National Music Clubs Association Military Composition award in 2013.
Mr. Crane attended basic training at Ft. Jackson in 2009, then graduated early from AIT with the C1 identifier. His first duty station was with the 25th Infantry Division Band, while there he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. He has also served with the Signal Corps Band from Ft. Gordon, GA. In 2014, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and is now the Commander of the Military Intelligence Corps Band.
First Sergeant Cristino S. Moreno
1SG Cristino S. Moreno was born on Okinawa, Japan. The seventh child of nine, he came to the United States to attend college in 1988. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he entered the US Army as a medical specialist attending basic training at Fort Sill, OK, followed by advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, TX. After completing AIT, he was assigned to HHB, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery (MLRS), Camp Stanley, Korea. Returning to the CONUS, he was then assigned to HHC, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, KS. While assigned to the 1-41st Infantry Regiment, he experienced his first deployment to Camp Dobol, Bosnia under Stabilization Force II and successfully completed two NTC rotations at Ft. Irwin, CA. With an opportunity to re-classify, he extended his enlistment to attend the USAESOM and was awarded the MOS 02G (Army Flute/Piccolo Player) in 2000. His first band assignment was with the 10th Mountain Division Band, Ft. Drum, NY followed by an assignment to the 1st Infantry Division Band, Bamberg, Germany only to deploy to Tikrit, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Within a year after re-deploying to Germany, the 1ID Band returned to Fort Riley, KS. Exactly one year after settling with the 1ID Band, 1SG Moreno transferred to the Directorate of Training and Doctrine, Fort Story, VA. As the NCOIC of DOTD, his responsibilities included Doctrine Development, Combat Development, and Training Development. The latter part of the assignment concluded at the USASOM as the interim supply sergeant and the Assistant Instructor for the Warrant Officer Basic Course. His volunteer assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division Band, Fort Hood, TX consisted of a very challenging deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Furthermore, consequent assignments included the 8th Army Band, Yongsan, Korea and his current assignment with the MI Corps Band, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. 1SG Moreno earned a Bachelors in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona (1995), Masters in Science in Administration from Central Michigan University (2000), and a Bachelors in Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix (2014).