Quantico Marine Band
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Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia

Quantico Marine Band
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Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia


Ceremonial Band at St. Patrick's Day in Scranton, PA

The Quantico Marine Band stand at attention during the St. Patricks’ Day Parade in Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2024. The band provides musical...


Ceremonial Band

Our Full Size Ceremonial Unit Brings A Touch Of Class To Parades And Formal Ceremonies. They Showcase Precision Movements With Marching Prowess, And...


Brass Band

This Dixieland-Style Ensemble Will Play All Your Favorite Tunes In A Way You've Never Heard Before! Perfect For Wild, Interactive, And Energetic...



Paying Tribute To Our Fallen Heroes, This Marine Has The Most Solemn Duty: Sustaining The Traditions Of Military Music In Its Most Basic Form.


Big Band

This Hard-Hitting Group Specializes In Jazz, From Old Swing To Modern Heavy Hitters. Great For Large Gatherings And Stage Performances.


Brass Quintet

From Marches And Ceremonial Music, To Jazz And Classical, This Group Of Five Can Do It All. A Perfect Small Ensemble For Any Event, Or Ceremony,...


Jazz Combo

Create A Conversational Atmosphere With Our Most Intimate Jazz Ensemble.


Military Request Form

Civilian Request Form

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.

Public & Civic Events

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. 

Policy and Legal Restrictions
  1. U.S. Military participation does not imply endorsement of the event or the organization hosting the event. The requested information is required to evaluate the event. Please complete all sections.
  2. Armed Forces musical units are organized for ceremonial and traditional purposes and to support recruiting activities. However, they may be authorized to provide certain specified presentations, such as patriotic ceremonies for public programs. Armed Forces musical organizations are not permitted to provide entertainment, background, dinner, dance or other social music at public or private events in competition with the customary or regular employment of local civilian musicians. Limited resources permit only one band and/or choir to perform at an event, and the Military Services reserve the right to cancel support to requesters who have scheduled more than one such military unit.
  3. Department of Defense (DoD) policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events will be provided at no additional cost to the Government, which means un-programmed costs incurred solely because of participation in or support of an unplanned activity. For example, additional costs to the Government include unplanned travel and transportation, meals and lodging for military personnel away from Government mess, civilian per diem, and overtime pay. Unsolicited contributions of money, personal property, or services (e.g., gifts in kind for lodging, meals, transportation) may be accepted for the benefit of military musical units for events that align with the DoD's mission. All costs are binding after a unit, personnel, or exhibit has arrived at an event site, even though weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances force the event to be cancelled.
  4. Requests should be submitted to the appropriate Military Service not less than 30 days in advance of a scheduled program. Final determination will occur no earlier than 90 days in advance. Please realize that all Armed Forces units have specific military missions and training requirements. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the DoD and the Military Services and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.
Performance Request Process

Start your request for musical support by choosing the appropriate request form below.  Please send your completed request form to the Quantico Band email: Quantico_Band@usmc.mil

Once your request has been received, please allow up to 10 business days for processing. A representative from the band will reach out to you once a decision has been made in order to coordinate support or outline next steps.


Military Request Form

Civilian Request Form



8 April - NATO 75th Anniversary Concert 
9-12 April - Month of the Military Child School Performances
11 April - Company F 6-23 Graduation 
15 April - Month of the Military Child "Purple Up" Day - Little Hall 
17 April - Virginia Gauntlet w/ the Royal Marines  
29 April - Africa Maritime Forces Summit (Ghana) 


4 May - Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
16 May - TBS Company I Graduation
19 May - Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon 


5 June - Marine Corps University Commencement Ceremony


4 July - Quantico Independence Day Celebration

Quantico Marine Band                                                                       Commercial: (703) 784-2939/2466
3090 Roan St.                                                                                      DSN: 278-2939/2466
Quantico, VA 22134                                                                            Quantico_Band@usmc.mil


The band’s mission is to provide musical support that will encourage community relations, enhance troop morale, and promote the Marine Corps recruiting program through its demanding performance schedule. As well as musical support, the members of the band also fulfill their duties as Marine Riflemen. 

Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band is comprised of a ceremonial band and concert band equipped to provide musical support as directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region-MCB Quantico.

In addition, the band maintains a number of small ensembles, including a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, rock/show band, Dixie-land band, and jazz combo. With an authorized strength of one officer and 50 enlisted Marines, the band has performed at many recognized civilian events; including the Super Bowl XLI Pregame Show, the 9/11 Memorials at Carnegie Hall and the Town Arts Theatre, Times Square, the Macy’s Thanksgiving and Columbus Day Parades in New York City, numerous consecutive appearances at The Virginia International Tattoo, and the Opening Ceremony for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The band has also performed at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center overlooking Ground Zero.

As well as musical support, the members of the band also fulfill their duties as Marine Riflemen. In support of the War in Iraq, 17 members of the band were attached to Task Force National Capitol Region and deployed conducting combat operations. These Marines returned to the band in June 2008.

The Quantico Marine Corps Band has received numerous military and civilian citations, letters of commendation and letters of appreciation. The group entertains audiences performing classic to contemporary pieces at more than 350 performances annually across the Eastern Seaboard, covering more than 50,000 miles.

Quantico Marine Band Leaders

Quantico Marine Band
Band Officer

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Katherine T. Genovese enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2005.

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Master Gunnery Sergeant Davis began his military career upon enlistment into the Marine Corps in

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Drum Major

GySgt Dempsey enlisted in the Marine Corps in September of 2002.  Upon completion of recruit

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Enlisted Conductor

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Production Manager

Gunnery Sergeant Brandon Johnson enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2007 and attended Recruit

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