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The U.S. Naval Forces Europe (NAVEUR) Band is the U.S. Navy's official band in Europe. Stationed in Naples, Italy, and under the operational control of commander, Naval Forces Europe and Africa. The Band performs throughout the Europe, Africa, and Western Asia. They have performed in locations as diverse as England, Iceland, Croatia, Israel, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, and South Africa. The Band reaches a combined audience of more than 60 million people throughout over 35 countries in the course of more than 500 engagements annually.

The primary mission of the NAVEUR Band is to support commander, Naval Forces Europe and Africa/Joint Forces Command Naples, and commander, U.S. 6th Fleet priorities, official military ceremonies (including changes of command, ship arrivals, and ship departures), official receptions, and other occasions which serve to enhance the morale and welfare of U.S. and Allied Forces personnel. The Band is also often involved in efforts to improve international community relations among partner nations.

Uniquely, the NAVEUR Band is comprised of active duty U.S. Navy musicians and augmented by foreign service musicians from Italy who unite to fashion dynamic specialty units designed to fulfill almost any request for musical support. If you would like to reserve the band for an upcoming event, please scroll down for instructions on how to submit your request.

Whether performing traditional American marches, Top 40 hits, or authentic renditions of local international favorites, the NAVEUR Band delights audiences, proving time and time again that music truly is the universal language appreciated by all.

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Instructions and Considerations
- Please be advised that all U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band engagements are subject to preemption by commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and 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, but keep in mind that 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, parades
Honors: Yes
Anthems: Yes
General Requirements: Ceremonial performance area / bus with seats for all personnel and cargo vehicle for up to 2,000 lbs (120 cubic feet) of musical equipment

CEREMONIAL BAND
18-50 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional military marches, ceremonial music
Type of Support: Military ceremonies, 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 3,500 lbs (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, 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 5,000 lbs (350 cubic feet) of musical equipment

BRASS BAND
6-8 Musicians
Type of Music: Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz, contemporary brass band, Top 40's music
Type of Support: Concerts, Command picnics, receptions, 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 1,100 lbs (150 cubic feet) of musical equipment

BRASS QUINTET
5 Musicians
Type of Music: Traditional military marches, Americana, Dixieland, light Jazz, chamber music
Type of Support: Concerts, receptions, 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, chamber music
Type of Support: Concerts, 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, 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, Top 40's music
Type of Support: Concerts, 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, 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, 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 250 lbs (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