Navy Band Southwest's Ceremonial Band has been the hallmark of military tradition and musical excellence in San Diego since the band’s establishment in 1923. This impressive, highly polished musical organization provides traditional military musical support for Navy commands throughout the Southwestern United States.
Consisting of 18 to 35 instrumentalists, the band performs a myriad of musical styles, from the marches of Henry Fillmore, Kenneth Alford, and John Phillip Sousa to the modern compositions of Aaron Copland and John Williams.
In addition to an extensive military schedule, the band performs countless parades, special events, and public concerts in the civilian community, serving as the musical ambassador for Commander, Navy Region Southwest. This fine group has also thrilled audiences for such sporting events as Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the Olympic Games, and the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Navy Band Southwest imparts an impressive visual and musical presentation that is sure to evoke the strongest feelings of patriotism and pride that today’s Navy represents wherever it goes!