Marine Forces Reserve Band was established October 1, 1978 and stands as one of ten Marine Corps fleet bands. The unit is comprised of active duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band is attached to Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, traveling to numerous stateside locations to provide musical support for all units of the Fourth Marine Logistics Group, Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Fourth Marine Division, and Fourth Headquarters Group.
All members of the band are trained riflemen and fulfill Corps-wide physical fitness and combat training requirements, just like any other active duty Marines. The band is prepared to “Fight Tonight” and can be called upon to provide security, both domestically and overseas, by order of Marine Forces Reserve.