USNA | Ensembles

Brass EnsembleBrass Ensemble 2012

The Brass Ensemble performs on a regular basis throughout the year and has appeared at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the Naval Academy Chapel, Towson University, Gordon Center... more


Brass QuintetBrass Quintet

The Naval Academy Band’s Brass Quintets began as a single ensemble formed in 1967 to promote brass chamber music through education and performance. Due to its popularity and versatility, a second quintet was formed in order to help fulfill all of the... more


Ceremonial UnitsCeremonial Unit

The Naval Academy Band has two 18-piece Ceremonial Units which serve to create an atmosphere of pageantry and patriotism at official functions. These groups regularly provide musical support for military retirement and change of command ceremonies at the... more


Chamber Winds

The Chamber Winds is the most versatile ensemble of the United States Naval Academy Band. Originally formed in 2000, the Chamber Winds performs music from the classical to modern eras, ranging from W. A. Mozart’s Gran Partita to Igor Stravinsky’s Octet, and Beethoven's Sextet, Op. 71 to the Wind Sonatinas of Richard Strauss... more


Commandant's ComboCommandant's Combo

The Commandant's Combo has become one of the most active groups the Naval Academy Band offers. Originally created to support official events for the Commandant of Midshipmen, this versatile group is often called upon to perform for traditional Navy functions including Navy and Marine Corps Balls, command social functions, public concerts, and educational workshops.... more


Crabtowne StompersCrabtowne Stompers 2012

This ensemble takes a page from the 1980's Naval Academy Band dixieland group known as the "Original Crabtowne Stompers." Rooted in the New Orleans jazz music of the early 1900s, the Crabtowne Stompers fuses its music with more modern funk and jazz... more


Electric BrigadeElectric Brigade

The Electric Brigade (EB), the Navy’s premier popular music ensemble, has been entertaining audiences around the world since 1979. Acting as the United States Naval Academy’s musical ambassadors to the nation, EB serves as a major public relations tool for the Navy, supporting Navy Recruiting by acquainting young Americans with the Armed Forces. With its unique brand of high-energy performance, this elite group has set the standard in popular-music entertainment... more


Marching BandMarching Band, 2013

For more than 150 years, the United States Naval Academy Marching Band has maintained a tradition of musical excellence and professionalism. Originally manned by a walrus-mustachioed fifer and a drummer, the marching band now varies in size from 30 to 66... more


Superintendent's ComboSuperintindent's Combo 2012

The Superintendent's Combo is the United States Naval Academy Band's jazz sextet that was created to support the many social events hosted by the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. The group regularly performs for local military officials... more


Wind QuintetWind Quintet

Established in 1959, the Wind Quintet quickly evolved into a musical unit that is in demand for entertainment as well as for educational events. The quintet is a vital part of the Naval Academy Band, performing for receptions hosted by the Superintendent... more

 
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