U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band
The United States Naval Forces Europe Band is stationed at Naval Support Activity Capodichino in Naples, Italy, and it is comprised of 50 of the most accomplished professional military musicians from the U.S. and Italy.
The band supports official military ceremonies and events throughout their 105-country area of responsibility in Europe and Africa. Their many public concerts provide superb entertainment and display positive international relations and cooperation through music. With such diverse groups as the Wind Ensemble, Ceremonial Band, Marching Band, Popular Music Group, Brass Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and Jazz Combo, this versatile and unique military band offers audiences entertainment with all genres of music.
The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band is proud to have a long and historic relationship with Allied Joint Force Command Naples and frequently performs for honors cordons, change-of-command ceremonies and holiday concerts. All of the groups above may be requested to perform for military ceremonies, receptions, public concerts, cultural heritage events, command picnics and a myriad of other functions.
Under the direction of Lieutenant Charles "C.S.” White, the band performs over 400 engagements a year in more than 40 countries, and it reaches audiences of more than a million people. Highlights from 2016 include performances during the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day, Normandy, France; The Armed Forces Day Tattoo in Sofia, Bulgaria; and the 72nd Anniversary of "Operation Dragoon,” Theoule sur Mer, France. In addition, The Naval Forces Europe Band delivered outstanding performances throughout the following countries in Europe and Africa this year: Bosnia, Germany, Cyprus, Israel, Spain, Romania, Cameroon and Senegal.
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