Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Curry was the commander of The U.S. Army Band from 1946 to 1964. He was the assistant band leader during World War II. During his tenure, the Army Strings, the Army Chorus, and the Army Herald Trumpets were formed. LTC Curry was responsible for acquiring pop sensations Eddie Fisher and Steve Lawrence.
A former faculty member at The Army Music School, he held a music degree from Boston University, and was known as a singer, stage director, and conductor of light opera.