Since 1971, the Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at ceremonies and events throughout the Washington area, including high visibility performances at the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Washington Navy Yard. Notable performances include inaugural events for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in 2000 and 2004, the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and remembrance services at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Additionally, the group has been featured on NBC's Meet the Press and the Today Show. Committed to educational outreach, the quintet is an active participant in the Navy Band's Music in the Schools program, and has presented masterclasses and clinics nationwide at high schools, universities and international music conferences.
The quintet's repertoire includes over 400 works spanning six centuries, with many compositions arranged by its members. The group is comprised of Chief Musicians Carl Lindquist and Brandon Almagro on trumpet, Chief Musician Jason Ayoub on horn, Chief Musician Colin Wise on trombone, and Chief Musician James Hicks on tuba. Brass Quintet members are often featured soloists and principal players with the Concert Band.