Parachutist Lands on Military Band FORT RILEY, Kan. (July 1 A parachutist went off course Thursday at the start of a military review and dropped feet first into the 1st Infantry Divisionâs band, injuring three players. Several thousand people watched as the man under the red, white and blue parachute landed on the 30member band, about 50 yards off target. A gasp went up from the crowd, followed by silence as at least a dozen people rushed over to help. âI hear, âOh, expletive,â and immediately, I hear a crash,ââ said the bandâs commander, Chief Warrant Officer Scott MacDonald. The three injured band members were treated and released from Irwin Army Community Hospital. The parachutist, Scott Hallock, refused treatment at the scene. âWe know that theyâre going to be all right,â said Gen. Charles Campbell, head of the Armyâs Forces Command, during opening remarks. Two tubas were destroyed, said Mike Keating, assistant chief of the postâs Fire Department. MacDonald said a trumpet was also damaged. MacDonald said band members had been standing, waiting for the start of the ceremony and werenât looking up. He said they didnât hear anything except a brief rustling of the jumperâs parachute. He hit the back row, landing feet first, MacDonald said. Band member Sgt. Rachel Boggs was knocked unconscious and had a fractured jaw, hospital spokeswoman Lisa Medrano said. Sgt. Andrew Spinazzolla suffered minor neck and head injuries and had a fractured ankle, Medrano said. Staff Sgt. Mark Lucero sustained what Medrano called a minor leg injury. Two parachutists jumped from a singleengine plane at about 6,000 feet. Keating said the second jumperâs parachute lines apparently became tangled, pulling him off course. MacDonald said he wondered briefly whether he had enough members left to perform. âWe did soldier on,â he said. The band played the divisionâs and the Armyâs fight songs, then sounded a trumpet cavalry charge. So do the US issue tubas need more armor or better mobility to prevent such losses in the future?