The House of Representatives has voted to reduce spending on military bands, presently costing half a billion bucks a year.
Specifically, it approved an amendment to the 2017 defense appropriations act by Rep. Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel, restricting the bands to funerals and military ceremonies and prohibiting their engagement at dinners and events for ‘entertaining generals, dignitaries and elected officials, all the different type of things that have nothing to do with appropriate military ceremonies.
This will inevitably leads to budget cuts and job losses.
Before long they will be reduced to the legendary status of the Egyptian army band (pictured).
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