Request the Band  

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Request Procedure:

  • Read the Official Sponsor Guide.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If band support is available, ceremonies will include a performance of the National Anthem by U.S. Naval Academy Band personnel ONLY (please indicate your preference for the Anthem to be performed by a ceremonial unit or the band vocalist on the request form under "Remarks").
  • For civilian requests, please download and complete Form 2536. Fill it out and submit it via email to bandops@usna.edu.

    PURPOSE: Form 2536 is used to request Naval Academy Band musical units for participation in public events. The information is required to evaluate the event for appropriateness and compliance with DoD policies and for coordination with the units involved. Please complete all sections.

  • For military requests, please download and complete the USNA Band - Military Request Form. Fill it out and submit it via email to bandops@usna.edu.

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    1. This form is used to request Naval Academy Band musical units for participation in public events. The requested information is required to evaluate the event. Please complete all sections.
    2. Naval Academy Band musical units are organized for ceremonial and traditional purposes and to support recruiting activities. However, they may be authorized to provide certain specified presentations, such as patriotic ceremonies, for public programs. Naval Academy Band ensembles are not permitted to provide entertainment, background, dinner, dance or other social music at public or private events in competition with the customary or regular employment of local civilian musicians. Limited resources permit only one band and/or choir to perform at an event, and the Military Services reserve the right to cancel support to sponsors who have scheduled more than one such military unit.
    3. Department of Defense policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events will be provided at no additional cost to the Government. The sponsor is required to pay, when necessary, the standard Military Services allowance for quarters and meals for all Armed Forces participants and for other services which have been determined in advance by the Military Services and agreed to by the sponsor. Transportation and meal costs are not usually incurred when support is provided from a local military installation. However, circumstances may dictate that reimbursement for any or all of these costs may be necessary. All costs are binding after a unit, personnel, or exhibit has arrived at an event site, even though weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances force the event to be cancelled.
    4. This form should be submitted to the Naval Academy Band Operations Department not less than 30 nor more than 90 days in advance of a scheduled program. Please realize that all Armed Forces units have specific military missions and training requirements. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the Department of Defense and the Military Services and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.
    5. Please visit http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/dd/ddforms2500-2999.htm for additional forms. For legibility, event sponsors are highly encouraged to fill out applicable information on-line prior to printing out form. Submit forms through the nearest military installation public affairs office, or from any of the military public affairs offices listed to the right. If you have questions regarding information required on this form, please call the Directorate for Programs and Community Relations between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (703) 695-2113.
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