Parade Band

Parade Band


'Pride in Service' has been the theme for Navy Band Great Lakes for more than a century.
From 1917, when Lieutenant Commander John Philip Sousa served as Bandmaster, to today's band under the direction of Lieutenant Patrick Hill, their music represents the pride and professionalism synonymous with the United States Navy since the band's inception in 1911.
On behalf of Rear Admiral Milton J. Sands III , Commander, Naval Service Training Command, and Lieutenant Patrick Hill, Director of Navy Band Great Lakes, the band proudly cultivates patriotism worldwide and reminds all Americans that their United States Navy is deployed around the world, around the clock, protecting and defending America at all times.


For Performance, the Parade Band requires:

  • Close proximity parking/unloading for:
    • - Four 15-passenger vans
  • Map of parade route
  • Map / directions to site
  • Changing rooms: male and female (public restrooms are not permitted as changing rooms)


Last updated: September 3rd, 2019


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