ASAN BEACH, GUAM — The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band performed for the reactivation of a new base on Guam in a ceremony, Jan. 26, honoring...
Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band's Woodwind and Brass Quintets, the Wayfaring Winds and Tropic Seas Brass, performed for the people of Guam in the...
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Andres G. Navarro, a band officer with the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) band, conducts...
U.S. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band play before the deactivation ceremony of 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division on...
U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marines Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) band participate in the MARFORPAC change of command ceremony on Marine Corps Air...
On this Veterans’ Day, the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band’s New Orleans Style Brass Band, Brass on the Beach, helped welcome home some of our...
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Ashley V. Cook, musician, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band, performs "God Bless the U.S.A. " during a Veterans Day...
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.
Our mission is to provide musical support for ceremonies, functions, and other occasions aboard military installations and throughout the civilian community. We accomplish this through the employment of several musical ensembles, including a marching band, a concert wind ensemble, and small ensembles.
Marine Forces Pacific Band
MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863-3087
Commercial: (808) 496-7440
DSN: (315) 496-7440
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The MARFORPAC Band was organized in the early 1900's with about a dozen members. The earliest available photographs show the band playing for Marines at Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor. The early activities of the band centered around the Marine Barracks, ranging from concerts in front of Puller Hall to morale performances at sporting events. Since the 1980's, the band had lived and worked in building #278 at Pearl Harbor. This building is significant, because the first fire returned from Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 came from the roof of this building. In 1993, the band moved to its current home at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.
Today, under the direction of CWO4 Andres Navarro, the band is comprised of 45 Marines. All band members are fully trained riflemen and professional musicians. Our mission is to provide musical support for ceremonies, functions, and other occasions aboard military installations and throughout the civilian community. We accomplish this through the employment of several musical ensembles, including a marching band, a concert wind ensemble, and small ensembles. Over the past 150 years, we have performed all over the island of O’ahu and traveled around the Pacific to various locations including Tonga, Fiji, China, Australia, Saipan, and American Samoa. By design, we strive to inspire, improve morale, and instill in audiences a sense of pride and patriotism in our Country. We represent the core values, customs, and traditions of the United States Marine Corps.
In July 2022, CWO4 Navarro reported to the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to serve as the Director and Officer in Charge.
In September 2022, GySgt Preston reported to the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to serve as the Drum Major and in July of 2023 she took over duties as the Enlisted Band Leader.
In October 2019, GySgt Mathis reported to the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to serve as the Drum Major.
In September 2022, GySgt Birkby reported to the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to serve as the Production Manager and Small Ensemble Leader.
In June 2022, GySgt Elliott reported to the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to serve as the instrument Repair Technician.
In May 2023, Sgt Warren became the Ceremonial Conductor of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.