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) (1) U.S. Navy Band Uniforms and Formal Civilian Attire Uniforms. 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.
(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 the Dinner Dress Blue Jacket. Women may wear a full-length blue formal skirt or modified skirt/trousers (culottes). Full-length blue formal skirts shall be altered by reducing the length of the leg slit to the female’s knee. Culottes will be issued to the female instrumentalists who require additional flexibility to perform when seated.
(2) Service Dress White. Summer White trousers may be worn on occasions where Dress uniform may become unduly soiled. Pockets and zipper of summer white trousers shall not be visible below bottom hem of Service Dress White coat.
(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) Drum Major. The Drum Major wears white leather gauntlet gloves, baldric, and tall bear-skin hat when in Full Dress Blue or Full Dress White. The Drum Major will carry a mace for ceremonial use.
d. Required Outerwear. Navy Band members shall be issued a double-breasted all-weather coat and CPO/Officer overcoat (bridge coat) for outdoor ceremonial events. The all-weather coat must be replaced every seven years; overcoat replaced every 10 years.
2. U.S. NAVY BAND UNIFORMS
a. Summer Casual Outfit. Worn for protocol performances as directed by Navy Band OPS Chief.
(1) Shirt. Dark blue or black short-sleeve pullover style collared shirt bearing command insignia.
(2) Trousers. Khaki straight-leg pants.
(3) Shoes. Brown or black leather dress shoes.
(4) Belt. Brown or black leather belt with nondescript buckle. Belt color must match shoe color. Web belts are not authorized.
(5) Hosiery. As prescribed for men and women.
b. Technician Support Outfit. Worn by Audio, Lighting and Stage Crew support personnel.
(1) Shirt. Dark blue or black short-sleeve pullover style collared shirt with command insignia.
(2) Trousers. Gray straight-leg pants; gray mid-thigh length shorts may be worn during periods of extreme heat and/or humidity.
(3) Belt. A black leather, 1.25” belt with a nondescript buckle will be worn. Web belts are not authorized.
(4) Boots, Black Safety. Water resistant leather, high-topped, plain toe boots with no stitching, a hard box or safety toe, and lugged vibram sole.
(5) Socks. Black socks will be worn with long pants; white crew socks will be worn with shorts.
(6) Outerwear. Lightweight windbreaker or heavyweight squall-style jacket; blue, gray, black or similar in color.
(7) Gloves. Black gloves are authorized for wear with uniforms in extreme cold. Individuals may use working or industrial-type gloves for loading and unloading equipment.
c. Photographer/Videographer Outfit. Two-piece, casual dress outfit.
(1) Trousers. Black straight-leg or cargo pocket style trousers.
(2) Shirt. Black short-sleeve pullover style collared shirt bearing command insignia
(3) Hosiery. As prescribed for men and women.
(4) Shoes. Black leather dress shoes.
(5) Belt. Black leather belt with nondescript buckle.
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 E6 personnel 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.
(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 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.