With six performing ensembles, the United States Navy Band is continually involved in a variety of events throughout the year. In addition to over 1,300 ceremonies a year, the Navy Band presents nearly 300 concerts a year in a wide variety of locations. On any given day, it is not uncommon for there to be two or three scheduled concerts, often performed concurrently. What makes this possible are the different ensembles of the Navy Band and the effort to perform for audiences as frequently as possible. Beyond concerts, the Navy Band hosts other events that benefit educational and charitable initiatives.
Information on all event times and locations can be found on our Events Calendar. Throughout the year, the Navy Band also presents the following featured events:
Different ensembles in the Navy Band tour to specified areas of the country throughout the year.
The annual celebration of the birthday of the United States Navy takes place at The Music Center at Strathmore and often features multiple ensembles.
The Navy Band rings in the winter holiday season with a combined ensemble and a selection of popular holiday tunes.
The International Saxophone Symposium is the nation’s largest annual saxophone conference, offering recitals, lectures, masterclasses and performance opportunities for young musicians.
The Young Artist Solo Competition is an annual competition for talented high school students. Each year, the winner is given the opportunity to rehearse and perform a solo with the Navy Concert Band.
Throughout the summer, the Navy Band presents concerts on Monday evenings on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol.
On Tuesday evenings during the summer, the Navy Band performs a spectacular show at the U.S. Navy Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue highlighting the versatility of the Navy Band and is a crowd favorite.
The Navy Band hosts an annual silent auction, the proceeds of which benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.