U.S. Army School of Music, A-1-664

U.S. Army School of Music, A-1-664

Description/Blazon
On a white shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) scarlet border, 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm) in height and 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall, a musical staff of five dark blue evenly spaced lines throughout bendwise with a vertical dark blue torch at center enflamed scarlet and having a scarlet quarter note at either side, the one at left in the A space and that at right in the B space.
Symbolism
Red, white and blue are the national colors. The torch symbolizes training and instruction; the staff refers to music. The A and B notes represent the initials A and B for Army Bands.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Element, School of Music on 15 May 1981. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army School of Music on 17 February 2006.
 (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-664)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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