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Stemming from the tradition of rallying troops and frightening enemies, mounted bands played a unique and distinctive role in American military history. Their fascinating story unfolds in Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drums: Horse-Mounted Bands of the U.S. Army, 1820 -- 1940, authored by noted music historian and veteran army musician, Bruce Gleason. Touching on anthropology, musicology, and the history of the United States and its military, Sound the Trumpet is an unparalleled account of mounted military bands and their cultural significance. Associate Professor of music at the University of St. Thomas, Gleason holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Iowa and has written for numerous publications including Encyclopedia of Military Science, Journal of Band Research, The Instrumentalist, Military History Quarterly, Music Educators Journal, Irish American Post, National Guard Magazine, Renaissance and Military Collector and Historian.