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Military Bands Summer Concert Series 2014

Military Band Concert playing at night in front of the Capitol
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The 2014 series of concerts will be inaugurated by the Navy Band on Monday, June 2, 2014. All concerts start at 8 p.m. and are held on the U.S. Capitol West Front Steps (National Mall side) - weather permitting. 

U.S. Navy Band - Monday Evenings
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 11, 18, 25

U.S. Air Force Band - Tuesday Evenings
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26

U.S. Marine Band - Wednesday and some Thursday Evenings
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

U.S. Army Band -  Friday Evenings and some Thursday Evenings
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 11, 18, 24, 25, 31
August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15