United States Navy Band

The United States Navy Band, based at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., has served as the official musical organization of the U.S. Navy since 1925. The U.S. Navy Band serves the ceremonial needs at the seat of government, performing at presidential inaugurations, state arrival ceremonies, state funerals, state dinners, and other significant events.

United States Navy Band
Founded1925; 96 years ago (1925)
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Garrison/HQWashington Navy Yard
Nickname(s)"The World's Finest"
March"Anchors Aweigh"
Anniversaries4 March 1925
Decorations6 Meritorious Unit Commendations
Commanding Officer/LeaderCAPT Kenneth Collins
Executive OfficerLCDR Charles White
Senior Enlisted AdvisorMUCM James Armstrong III

The band performs all styles of music – from ceremonial pieces such as "ruffles and flourishes" to classical, rock, jazz and country hits.