About Navy Band Northeast
The primary components of Navy Band Northeast: Marching and Ceremonial Bands; popular music group, Rhode Island Sound; brass quintet, Top Brass and woodwind trio, Crosswinds. Other units consist of various smaller protocol ensembles: Solo Pianist; Solo Guitarist; Jazz Combo, solo Vocalist and solo Guitarist. All ensembles perform a wide range of music from patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and the latest top-40 hits.
The Ceremonial Band performs primarily patriotic music and marches while representing the United States Navy at official military and civilian functions, public concerts and other patriotic events throughout the Northeast.
Rhode Island Sound
Rhode Island Sound is the most contemporary sounding group from Navy Band Northeast. This ensemble entertains audiences with music ranging from rhythm and blues to classic rock. Performing current popular music at high schools throughout New England, Rhode Island Sound also performs public concerts at a variety of venues. Their versatility and showmanship has always kept them in great demand since their inception in 1974.
Navy Band Northeast’s Brass Quintet performances are appreciated by audiences of all ages. The quintet performs a wide range of musical styles encompassing traditional and modern brass literature, from Dixieland jazz to patriotic marches. Quintet performances include public concerts and educational clinics, as well as military ceremonies and receptions. Your requests for performances by the Brass Quintet are welcomed.
Navy Band Northeast’s Protocol Combo is a highly-skilled, five-member unit capable of performing a variety of jazz standards and popular instrumental music. They are sure to add a “touch of class” to your official reception, luncheon, dinner party or similar social events. Its capability also includes a dynamic educational program suitable for middle school through college-aged students.
The Crosswinds Trio’s performances are appreciated by audiences of all ages. The members of Crosswinds are some of the finest chamber musicians Navy Band Northeast has to offer. Their unique repertoire of specially constructed arrangements represents a wide range of musical genres, from popular patriotic selections to classical favorites. Trio performances range from public concerts and educational clinics to small military ceremonies and receptions. Your requests for performances by Crosswinds Trio are welcomed.
Navy Band Northeast's Pops Ensemble is the band's largest ensemble, comprised of 30 wind and percussion instrumentalists, specializing in musical styles that range from patriotic favorites, traditional wind band literature, and Broadway showstoppers. Throughout its 11-state area of responsibility, the Pops Ensemble regularly performs for packed performing arts centers as a featured stand-alone concert, while also supporting regional festivals and celebrations, as well as cultural events.