Now a story about the US Navy Band may not seem to be my usual fare in Tales but bear with me and I must thank serving Band member and APG listener Tuba Tony for suggesting the topic for this story.


The United States Navy Ceremonial Band


The distant origin of the first Navy musicians.


The USS Macon


Eisenhower as a General and President




A US Navy DC6


The Bandsmen lost in the tragic crash


Sugarloaf mountain


Images under Creative Commons licence with thanks to US Gov, Wiki Commons, US Navy, Library of Congress and the Washington Post.