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Instructions and Considerations
- Please be advised that all U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band engagements are subject to preemption by the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe & Africa.
- Requests will not be processed unless the form is completely filled out and signed by the CO, XO, OIC or Senior Enlisted of the requesting unit/organization.
- Submit request as early as possible. However, support approval/disapproval will not be considered earlier than 90 days before the event date.
- It is unlikely that support can be scheduled if the request is received less than 30 days before the event date.
- The Band is not responsible for performance related expenses (i.e. - venue fees, performance fees, copyright taxes, parking, etc.).
- The Band does not provide public address (PA) systems or sound engineers for events.
- Sponsors will procure their own PA system if needed for their event. The Band's PA system usually cannot be utilized for event announcements, speeches or presentations.
- Band personnel will require clean and dry changing areas. Rest rooms or locker rooms are not acceptable changing areas.
- Sponsor is required to provide transportation (vehicles and drivers) for events outside the Band's immediate area of responsibility.

Please fill out one of the below linked PDF request forms

English:
Band Request PDF

Italian:
Modulo Richiesta Banda PDF


SUBMIT FORMS USING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
E-mail to: cne-band-ops@eu.navy.mil / Fax to: +39-081-568-6725
Hand deliver to: Naval Support Activity Capodichino Building 412. 2nd floor.

BAND OPERATIONS CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: 0039-081-568-6732 / DSN: 314-626-6732
Fax: 0039-081-568-6725
E-mail: cne-band-ops@eu.navy.mil

U.S. MAILING ADDRESS:
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band
ATTN: Director
PSC 817 BOX 47
FPO, AE 09622-0047
PERFORMING UNITS

MARCHING BAND
22-50 Musicians
Type of Music: traditional military marches, ceremonial music
Type of Support: military ceremonies when troop marching is involved and parades
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: Ceremonial performance area / Bus with seats for all personnel and cargo vehicle for up to 2,000lbs (120 cubic feet) of musical equipment

CEREMONIAL BAND
18-50 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional military marches and Ceremonial music
Type of Support: Military ceremonies and Concerts
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: 30 ft x 30 ft Performance area / Armless chairs for all personnel / Bus with seats for all personnel and cargo vehicle for up to 2,000 lbs (120 cubic feet) of musical equipment

WIND ENSEMBLE
50 Musicians
Type of Music: All genres
Type of Support: Formal concerts
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: 50 ft x 40 ft Performance area / 50 armless chairs / Two grounded, 20 Amp circuits / Bus with seats for all personnel and cargo vehicle for up to 3,500lbs (160 cubic feet) of musical equipment

ROCK BAND
7 Musicians
Type of Music: Top 40's, R&B, Classic Rock, Alternative, etc.
Type of Support: concerts, command picnics, receptions and military balls
Honors: No
Anthems: Yes (vocalist may sing a cappella)
General Requirements: 20 ft x 30 ft Performance area / Two grounded, 20 Amp circuits / One passenger van and one cargo vehicle for up to 5,000lbs (350 cubic feet) of musical equipment

BRASS BAND
6-8 Musicians
Type of Music: Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz, contemporary brass band and Top 40's music
Type of Support: Concerts, Command picnics, receptions and military ceremonies
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: 20 ft x 20 ft Performance area / One grounded, 20 Amp circuit / One passenger van and one cargo vehicle for up to 1,100lbs (150 cubic feet) of musical equipment

BRASS QUINTET
5 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional military marches, Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz and chamber music
Type of Support: Concerts, receptions and military ceremonies
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: 15 ft x 15 ft Performance area / 5 Armless chairs / One passenger van with cargo space for up to 400 lbs (50 cubic feet) of musical equipment

WOODWIND QUINTET
5 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional military marches, Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz and chamber music
Type o fSupport: Concerts and receptions
Honors: No
Anthems: No
General Requirements: 15 ft x 15 ft Performance area / 5 Armless chairs / One passenger van with cargo space for up to 250 lbs (25 cubic feet) of musical equipment

BUGLER
1 Musician
Music: Military bugle calls
Support: Military ceremonies, memorial services and funerals
Honors: No
Anthems: No
General Requirements: 5 ft x 5 ft Performance area / One passenger vehicle for bugler and bugle (15 lbs / 2 cubic feet)

BIG BAND/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
18-22 Musicians
Type of Music: Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz, contemporary brass band and Top 40's music
Type of Support: Concerts and command picnics
Honors: No
Anthems: No
General Requirements: 20 ft x 20 ft Performance area / One grounded, 20 Amp circuit / Three passenger vans or coach bus and one cargo vehicle for up to 2,000 lbs (200 cubic feet) of musical equipment

PROTOCOL/JAZZ COMBO
3-6 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional Jazz and Contemporary standards
Type of Support: Receptions
Honors: No
Anthems: No
General Requirements: 20 ft x 15 ft Performance area / One grounded, 20 Amp circuit / One passenger van with cargo space for up to 700 lbs (80 cubic feet) of musical equipment

SOLO VOCALIST
1 Musician
Type of Music: U.S. and Italian anthems
Type of Support: Events that require performance of the U.S. and/or Italian anthem
Honors: No
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: 5 ft x 5 ft Performance area / PA system / One passenger vehicle for vocalist

SOLO PIANIST
1 Musician
Type of Music: Traditional Jazz and classical standards
Type of Support: Receptions
Honors: No
Anthems: No
General Requirements: 5 ft x 5 ft Performance area / One grounded, 20 Amp circuit / One passenger vehicle with cargo space for up to 250lbs (20 cubic feet) of musical equipment

 
REFERENCES:
- US Naval Regulations
- National Defense Authorization Act (current version)
- DoD Directive 5410.18 (Public Affairs Community Relations Policy)
- DoD Instruction 5410.19 (Public Affairs Community Relations Policy Implementation)
- DoD Instruction 5500.7-R (Joint Ethics Regulations)
- SECNAV Instruction 5720.44 (Department of Navy Public Affairs Policy and Regulations)
- BUPERS Instruction 5400.59 (Operating Procedures for Navy Music Program Activities)
- BUPERS Instruction 5450.37 (Mission and Functions of Official Navy Bands
- MCO P5060.20 (Marine Corps Drill & Ceremonies Manual)
- The Joint Federal Travel Regulations