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About

The United States Naval Academy Band, “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852.  Located at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the band is comprised of professional, Navy musicians, who have studied at some of the best music schools and conservatories in the country, and who have extensive résumés in performance and teaching.

At the Naval Academy, the USNA Band performs for dress parades, athletic events, pep rallies, and other traditional events. In the community, the band presents concerts, provides music for civic events, and presents instructional clinics and performances for K-12 and university students. The band also plays for military ceremonies and funerals throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

In recent years, the band has supported the Naval Academy Admissions Department, touring throughout the country and performing at admissions forums and high schools. These events have greatly contributed to diversity initiatives and an overall increase in the number of applications to the Naval Academy. 

The Naval Academy Band takes pride in representing the Naval Academy’s deep heritage of excellence. Performing at the highest professional standard for the Navy, the Naval Academy, and the citizens of this great country remains our ultimate goal. We look forward to performing for you in the near future!

Mission

The primary mission of the Naval Academy Band is to provide musical support for the Brigade of Midshipmen, and for official functions of the United States Naval Academy. Additionally, the band represents the Department of the Navy in a musical capacity, promoting community relations and enhancing the Navy's image.

The band's services are also available for activities within the geographical area as Naval Academy operational commitments permit, including the following:

  • Parades
  • Ceremonies
  • Ceremonies incidental to patriotic occasions
  • Athletic events
  • Public concerts
  • Educational outreach including presenting master classes, clinics, and performances at schools (K-12 and colleges/universities)
  • Events in support of Navy recruiting and retention efforts
  • Official affairs attended by government officials and Department of the Navy officers in their official capacities
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