U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Brandon Tyler Hatmaker, a musician with the Marine Forces Reserve Band, Marine Forces Reserve, tours his hometown of...
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U.S. Marines with the 2d Marine Division Band march in formation during a ceremony at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France, May 29, 2022....
There are ten Marine Corps Fleet Bands in addition to the US Marine Band and the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. Fleet Marine Force musicians are trained combat warriors, who have marched with commands since the inception of the Corps. Marine Corps Bands perform at ceremonies, parades, festivals, professional sporting events, concerts, and other public events across the United States and around the world. Marine Corps Bands entertain and educate their audiences; inspire patriotism and represent American values through music; and represent the discipline and professionalism of the Marine Corps itself.
Marine Corps Fleet Bands, Head: (703) 692-1453
Marine Corps Fleet Bands, Senior Enlisted Advisor: (703) 614-4308
Marine Corps Fleet Bands, Band Marketing / Outreach: (703) 693-2184
Marine Corps Fleet Bands, Personnel Assignment / Operations: (703) 614-4577
Musicians were among the first to enlist in the newly formed United States Marine Corps. They were employed to recruit and were active as musicians and warfighters in the seaports along the Atlantic coast.
In 1798, the US Marine Band was officially established and consisted of 32 drummers and fifers. The remaining Marine musicians were referred to as field musics, and they were assigned to ships and posts across the Marine Corps.
Marine musicians perform a wide variety of military and civic events such as ceremonies, parades, festivals, public concerts, educational outreach, and professional sporting events. Music support utilizes a variety of ensemble configurations to include wind ensemble, ceremonial band, brass band, jazz combo, popular music group, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, and bugler.
Whether a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade, military band performances must be free and open to the public. Marine Bands may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar venues with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event and no additional fee is charged to hear the band perform. Additional restrictions may apply.
Start your request for musical support by choosing the appropriate request form below. Once received, we will determine whether we can support your request. If your request is approved, a representative from the band will reach out to you for coordination. If your request is denied, you/your organization will receive an email explaining why your request is not eligible to receive support.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Wire is currently serving as Head, Marine Corps Fleet Music, where she directs and oversees Occupational Field and Program management matters, as well as service-level strategic music outreach of the Marine Corps Fleet Bands on behalf of the Director of Communication, Communication Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Weege reported to Communication Directorate in April 2021 and currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Marine Corps Fleet Music.
In July 2022, GySgt Williams reported to Communication Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps where he serves as the Instrumentalist Assignments / Operations Chief for Marine Corps Fleet Music
In August of 2023, MSgt Marroquin reported to Communication Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps where he serves as the Band Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Marine Corps Fleet Music.