U.S. 7th Fleet Band

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The United States Seventh Fleet Band, established in 1948, provides musical support for ships, military bases, foreign dignitaries, and many community relations events throughout the Western Pacific. Under the direction of the unit provides musical support for ships, military bases, foreign dignitaries, and many community relations events throughout the Western Pacific. The band, under the direction of the Fleet Bandmaster, COMSEVENTHFLT, the band is one of 9 U.S. Navy Fleet Bands which are fortunate to be staffed by some of the Navy's finest, most talented musicians. The U.S. 7th Fleet Band is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan alongside and onboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

 

 

 

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Check out some shot from this year's Spring Festival! Each year CFAY and MWR have an open base event where we invite our host nation to join us in celebrating the beginning of spring with live music, food, and events. This year, "Orient Express" had the pleasure of entertaining these guests inside of Benny Decker Theater! Great Fun!
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The Seventh Fleet Band's photo album of Awards, Promotions, and Reenlistments. Bravo Zulu Shipmates!!!
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The Seventh Fleet Band performs in Bangkok, Thailand during a port visit to Laem Chebang, Thailand. The 7th Fleet Band is embarked aboard U.S. 7th Fleet's Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) providing security and stability to Indo-Pacific Region. #USNavy #Partnership
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U.S. Seventh Fleet Band’s Brass Band performed onboard CFAY and helped celebrate this April as the Month of the Military Child; honoring the sacrifices made by military families and dependent children of military members serving at home and overseas. (US Navy photos by MU1(SW) Michael Buenvenida)
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Announcing open-call auditions for Keyboard, Guitar, and Electric Bass positions in U.S. Navy Fleet Bands! Audition Locations and Dates: Boston @ New England Conservatory - April 30 and May 1, 2019 LA @ Musicians Institute - May 3, 2019 Chicago @ 111 North State St. - May 6-7, 2019 Winners will be assigned a position at one of nine U.S. Navy Fleet Bands. Please send resume to Andrea.Sematoske@navy.mil. Call 901-874-4316 for more information about other instrument vacancies. For excerpts and other info: Keyboard-http://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc%20files/navy%20music/fleet_piano2019.pdf Guitar - http://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc%20files/navy%20music/fleet_guitar2019.pdf Electric Bass - http://www.navyband.navy.mil/doc%20files/navy%20music/fleet_electric_bass2019.pdf
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U.S 7th Fleet Band held six perfomances throughout Manila performing at schools, malls, a radio station and even the U.S Embassy in the Philippines during a port visit. The Seventh Fleet Band arrived in Manila aboard the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as 7th Fleet command ship, Blue Ridge actively works to foster relationships with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific Region.
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Congratulations to Musician Third Class José Figueroa-Santana who was recently awarded the Colonel Finely R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. Read the full story by clicking the link below: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/312857
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (20 February 2019) MUCS(IW) Luis Lebron presents MU3 Patrick Chappell with a Good Conduct Award, First Award. Bravo Zulu, shipmate! (U.S Navy photo by MU1(SW) Michael Buenvenida)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (20 February 2019) MUCS(IW) Luis Lebron presents MU3 Joshua Smith with the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his outstanding work while at Navy Band Southwest. Bravo Zulu, shipmate! (U.S Navy photo by MU1(SW) Michael Buenvenida)
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BUSAN, Republic of Korea (February 18,2019) Members of the U.S. Seventh Fleet Band and the Republic of Korea Navy Band exchanged notes, stories, and even a few songs with each other, strengthening the cultural and diplomatic ties with America's allies through music. Lt. j. g. Luis E. Espinosa, Fleet Bandmaster, U.S. Seventh Fleet, presented Lt. Jongsuk Lim, Bandmaster, ROK Navy Band, with a special memento to celebrate the occasion. (U.S. Navy Photos by MC2 Ong) #NavyMusic #PartnershipsMatter #ROK
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U.S. Seventh Fleet Band was greeted with a warm welcome as they entertained the residents of Yoichi, Japan at the Yoichi Space Museum. Lt. j. g. Luis Espinosa, Fleet Bandmaster, USN, presented the Mayor of Yoichi, Keisuke Saito, with a special memento to celebrate the occasion. (U.S. Navy Photos by MC1(SW) Chris Krucke)
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Check out some amazing (and chilly!) shots of U.S. Seventh Fleet Band's "Far East Edition Brass Band" performing on one of the stages constructed completely out of ice during the 2019 Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan! (U.S. Navy Photos by MC1(SW) Chris Krucke)
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Please join us in welcoming Seventh Fleet Band’s newest trombone instrumentalist, MU3 Seville Jenkins, hailing from Hampton, South Carolina. Welcome aboard, shipmate! (U.S. Navy photo by MU1(SW) Michael Buenvenida)
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Check out U.S. Seventh Fleet Band's Far East Edition Brass Band performing on a stage made of ❄️ICE❄️ during the 2019 Sapporo Snow Festival in Otaru, Japan!
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Please join us in welcoming Seventh Fleet Band’s newest tuba instrumentalist, MU2 Zachary Buckwash, who comes to us from Navy Band Southeast. Welcome aboard, shipmate! (U.S Navy photo by MU1 Buenvenida)
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan 17, 2019) - Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer(right), along with Fleet Master Chief Tobi Howat (left), poses with 7th Fleet's Command Shore Sailor of the Year, Musician First Class Stephen Hux at the announcement luncheon during 7th Fleet SOY competition. The Sailor of the Year program was established in 1972 by Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo Zumwalt and former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John Whittet to recognize an individual Sailor who best represents the group of dedicated professional Sailors at each command and, ultimately, in the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Isaac Maxwell)
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Please join us in welcoming Seventh Fleet Band’s newest percussionist, MU3 Joshua Smith, who comes to us from Navy Band Southwest. Welcome aboard, shipmate! (U.S Navy photo by MU3 Figueroa)
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