To Request the Band please use the PDF Form

133d Army National Guard Band

Command Team

CDR: WO1 Matthew R. Wenman
1SG: 1SG Gabriel T. Burbano
Readiness NCO: SFC Heather R. Schaefer
Supply NCO: SSG Brian C. Smith

Since 1636, the Army National Guard has maintained a dedicated and intentional means of supporting our troops, tactical formations, and citizens with live music. Today’s National Guard Musicians are proud ambassadors of this heritage. We hold civilian jobs or attend school while maintaining our military training part-time, always ready to defend the American way of life in the event of an emergency.

The 133d Army Band is a 40 member, diverse group of musicians and ensembles that serve one weekend each month, and two weeks a year in the summer for a state-wide concert engagement. We provide musical support to military ceremonies; community festivals, gatherings and events; and educational outreach in schools of all grade levels. We average 90 musical mission performances a year, to include requests from the Governor of the state of Washington, Seattle Mariners games, Radio Stations, Leavenworth Lighting Festival, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and multiple others throughout the state.

Army Bands as a whole work to enhance public confidence and patriotism among the American people, and to perpetuate service identity, tradition, and morale. This is accomplished by engaging local, regional, national, and international audiences through world-class musical performances; rendering honors and providing musical support to military ceremonies; providing live music to Soldiers in deployed and austere environments; and to Soldiers, Families, and veterans on the home front.

** For questions about joining the 133d Army Band, to request a performance, or about upcoming performances, please contact SFC Heather Schaefer and SSG Brian Smith at 253-512-8828, and, **

  • For civilian entities requesting the band, please fill out the attached form above and email it to SFC Schaefer and SSG Smith prior to 90 days before the event.
  • For military ceremonial support requests during and outside of drill, please fill out the attached form and send to SFC Schaefer and SSG Smith by the first Tuesday of each month prior to the following months drill, so that we can request transportation and logistical support at the BDE meeting on the following Wednesday for the next month’s IDT.

In order to be considered for support an event must ensure that admission, seating, and all other accommodations and facilities connected with the event be available to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin. Also, the organization sponsoring the event must not exclude any person from its membership or practice any form of discrimination.