SPECIAL UNIFORM SITUATIONS
U.S. NAVY BANDS
THE U.S. NAVY BAND
U.S. NAVY BAND UNIFORMS
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BAND UNIFORMS
OTHER U.S. NAVY BANDS
6301. U.S. NAVY BANDS
1. THE U.S. NAVY BAND
(1) U.S. Navy Band Uniforms and Formal Civilian Attire Uniforms. U.S. Navy Band uniforms prescribed for members of the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. are worn on the appropriate occasions as prescribed by the Officer in Charge/Leader.
(2) Officers and Enlisted Personnel. Officers and Chief Petty Officers of the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. wear the uniforms as prescribed for their respective grade or rate. Uniforms and insignia worn by E6 personnel are as described in this section.
b. Composition of Uniforms
(1) Officers and Enlisted. Officers assigned to the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. shall conform to the designation and composition of uniforms contained in Chapter 3, Sections 2 and 3 as appropriate. Enlisted members shall conform to the designation and composition of uniforms prescribed for chief petty officers, Chapter 3, Section 3, with the exception of service khaki uniform.
(2) Band Uniform. In addition to required uniforms, officers and enlisted members of the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C. wear band uniforms as outlined in this section.
c. Authorized Modifications to Navy Uniforms
(1) Dinner Dress. Officers and enlisted personnel wear, for performances only, a black cummerbund with both the Dinner Dress Blue Jacket and the Dinner Dress White Jacket. Women may wear a full length blue formal skirt or the short blue unbelted skirt.
(2) Service Dress White. White trousers are provided for all Navy Band women and may be prescribed with Service Dress White and Full Dress White uniforms. These trousers remain the property of the Navy.
(a) Collar Insignia. All E-6 personnel wear an eagle and chevron, gold colored metal insignia, with bright finish, approximate size 7/8 inch wide by 1-1/4 inches high in the same position prescribed for chief petty officers for all uniforms using collar devices.
(b) Soft Shoulder Boards. All E-6 personnel wear soft shoulder boards with eagle and chevron, indicating rank, on the Service Dress Blue white shirt and black V-neck sweater.
(4) Hat Device. All E-6 personnel wear a gold metal lyre superimposed on the shank of a gold fouled anchor with the silver letters "USN" superimposed on the anchor's stock immediately above the lyre.
(5) The Drum Major wears white leather gauntlet gloves, baldric, and tall bear skin hat when in Full Dress Blue or White.
2. U.S. NAVY BAND UNIFORMS
a. Sea Chanters' Uniform (1812)
(1) Jacket. Fully lined, dark blue wool blend short mess jacket slightly tailored at the waist to be worn open. Eight one-inch gold buttons (having a raised surface with an eagle design) on each forefront below the lapel, with corresponding buttonholes next to each row of buttons along open edge of jacket. Each sleeve will have a four-inch cuff with three buttons along the top edge.
(2) Trousers (men). Dark blue wool blend to match jacket; bell-bottom style with square front flap opening fastened with 13 dark blue buttons. Trousers will have a laceable insert in back just below waist level to allow for adjustments.
(3) Skirt (women). Fully lined, dark blue wool blend A-line style with rear zipper opening and waistband. Length will extend just below the knee, with two slits up side seams from hem to knee level.
(4) Shirt. Short-sleeved crackerjack style in white cotton. Collar will have three rows of red piping around the edge with one blue star on each corner at lower edge.
(5) Neckerchief. Same as described for jumper style uniform, tied in a square knot and hung around the neck with the knot resting at the upper chest level.
(6) Shoes. Black dress pumps for women and black dress shoes for men.
(7) Hosiery. As prescribed for men and women.
(8) Outer Garments. All-weather or bridge coats may be worn with appropriate gloves and/or scarf.
(9) Cover. Not worn with the 1812 uniform unless an outer garment is worn.
b. Formal Civilian Attire
(1) Coat (men). A dark blue, single button, tuxedo style coat with a shawl collar, two slanted lower pockets and one left breast pocket. Two 24-line navy blue buttons at the cuff of each sleeve and one 30-line matching center button connecting shawl front. The back of coat has side vents.
(2) Trousers. High waisted, cuffless, plain design trousers, with suspender buttons. Fabric matches the coat, with a black stripe extending the full length of each outside leg seam, worn with black cummerbund.
(3) Shirt. A blue or white formal shirt.
(4) Bow Tie. Black civilian style.
(5) Shoes and Socks. Black dress shoes and socks are worn summer and winter.
(6) Women. Women wear similar attire with either a long skirt or slacks.
c. Formal Civilian Attire for Combos
(1) Blazer. Blue, single-breasted blazer with two gold buttons, two lower pockets and one left breast pocket with round Navy Band patch. Cuffs have three gold buttons.
(2) Trousers. Tan cuffless trousers.
(3) Shirt. Plain white shirt.
(4) Necktie. Four-in-hand blue necktie with small tab dots.
d. Utility Clothing
(1) Shirt. Dark blue with two buttoned breast pockets. Long or short sleeved.
(2) Trousers. Same color and material as shirt.
(3) Boots, Black Safety. Water resistant leather, high-topped, plain toe boots, with no stitching, a hard box or safety toe, and lugged vibram sole.
3. U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BAND UNIFORMS
a. General. Officers and Chief Petty Officers assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy Band shall conform to the designation and composition of uniforms contained in Chapter 3, Sections 2 and 3 as appropriate. Enlisted personnel E5 and E6 shall conform to the designation and composition of uniforms prescribed for chief petty officers, Chapter 3, Section 3, with the exception of service khaki uniform.
b. Parade Uniform
(1) Combination Cap. The same uniform as prescribed for chief petty officers.
(2) Chin Strap. Made of gold cord. The strap is secured at each side of the cap by a 22 1/2-line Navy eagle, gilt button.
(3) Cap Device. Consists of a gold metal lyre on the shank of a gold fouled anchor, with the silver letters "USN" superimposed on the anchor's stock immediately above the lyre. Enlisted members, other than chief petty officers, wear the lyre cap device with all uniforms. Chief petty officers wear this lyre cap device only with band uniforms.
(4) Collar Insignia. For E6 petty officers, a gold metal eagle and chevron insignia, with a bright finish. The approximate size is 1‑1‑1/4 inches wide by either 1‑5/8 inches, 1‑3/8 inches or 1‑1/8 inches in height. Wear as prescribed for chief petty officers on Summer White and Winter Blue uniforms.
4. OTHER U.S. NAVY BANDS
a. General. Personnel in other U.S. Navy Bands wear uniforms described in Chapter 3, as prescribed by the commanding officer or other appropriate authority.