Welcome to the home of the 2d Marine Division Band
"The Division's Own"
The 2d Marine Division Band - "The Division's Own" - was formed from elements of the 2d, 6th, and 8th Marine Regiment Bands. They assembled for the first time in Wellington, New Zealand during World War II. Members of this band fought on Tarawa, Tinian, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Saipan.
Since World War II, the 2d Marine Division Band has continued its wartime missions, participating in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as military police, litter bearers, and security forces. More recently, the band deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, serving as a security platoon in the Al Anbar Province, Al Assad, and Fallujah. Members of the band have also deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, serving the Division in various capacities in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The 2d Marine Division Band provides musical support for the five major commands and 47,000 Marines for whom Camp Lejeune is home. Known for their marching and musical excellence, the members of “The Division’s Own” are proud of their role as musical ambassadors for the Corps.