The Ceremonial Band is the cornerstone of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band. It combines precision drill movements with inspiring music to showcase our proud military heritage. No Marine Corps ceremony would be complete without this traditional musical element. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band has traveled throughout the United States supporting community events, military ceremonies and parades. They have appeared at such notable events as the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska and the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Whether performing for the President of the United States, foreign dignitaries, local military commands, or various communities throughout the United States, the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band represents the very best of Marine Corps music.
The Concert Band is regarded as one of the finest military ensembles in the United States today. Performing marches, overtures, traditional wind ensemble repertoire, instrumental solos, classical transcriptions, and patriotic favorites. The Concert Band plays regularly throughout Southern California as well as the continental United States. Highlight performances include annual Holiday Concerts at Bob Hope Theatre on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and patriotic concerts at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Big Band’s well-honed musical sensibilities powerfully synthesize the art of the beat, treatment of melody, reverence of the standard, and nuances of sound and time. It expands the contemporary canon of composition and dwells at the crossroads of jazz, hip hop, soul and beyond. The band's repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics.