Established in 1999, the United States Navy Band Brass Quartet has reached thousands of people of all ages through the performance of public concerts and Music in the Schools programs at Washington area recital halls, churches and schools. Led by Chief Musician Anthony J. Halloin, the quartet also includes Chief Musician Philip J. Eberly and Musicians 1st Class Ethan Bartley and Peter M. Pirotte. The group has performed for national audiences on four live broadcasts from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and has made three appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press." The quartet has given masterclasses at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, the Navy School of Music in Little Creek, Va., the International Tuba Euphonium Conference at Indiana University and the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
In addition to these public performances, the Brass Quartet provides musical support at official ceremonies at the Washington Navy Yard, Pentagon, Navy Memorial, U.S. Congressional Office Buildings, Naval Observatory, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, State Department, National Defense University and Women in Military Service for America Memorial, among many other venues. These ceremonies are frequently attended by dignitaries such as the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations.
Since its formation, the quartet has generated a large and unique repertoire of arrangements, transcriptions and original compositions encompassing styles that represent American patriotic and folkloric musical traditions as well as traditional light classics from the diverse traditions of our country.