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Ceremonial/Parade Band


The Ceremonial Band is the United States Navy's musical representation in the Pacific Northwest.  The ensemble is comprised of 20 to 30 instrumentalists plus a vocalist.  As the core ensemble of Navy Band Northwest, it aims to accomplish a mission that spans over 70 engagements per year.  The band provides musical support for official U.S. Navy events and Navy Recruiting efforts, as well as community outreach performances for the communities of the Pacific Northwest in Alaska, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Western Kansas, Montana, Western Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  Since its creation in 1925, Navy Band Northwest has built a reputation of excellence and is widely known for exceptional musical performances.  Recent performances include Seattle’s SEAFAIR, and affiliated activities including the Alaska Airlines' Torchlight Parade, and the Boeing Parade of Ships and Flight.

Minimum requirements:

  • 30x30’ clean, dry, level and stable area for performance
  • One dedicated 110-volt, properly grounded 20-amp circuit. These must be on a public power source (no generators), and should be no more than fifty feet from the stage. If an electrical power cord run must be made by the sponsor, it should be with 8 or 10 gauge, 3-conductor, insulated cable. These circuits must not contain a “ground fault circuit interrupt” (GFCI) system
  • Secure storage area for instrument cases/gear
  • Close proximity parking/unloading for:
    • Two vans
    • One truck
  • Changing rooms (male and female)
  • Script of Ceremony
  • Map/directions and logisitical summary to performance site

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