Why I Serve: United States Navy Band Edition

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment.

For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different.

The #WhyIServe campaign provides our Sailors an opportunity to share their personal “why I serve” statements.

This week’s #WhyIServe submissions are from Sailors serving in the United States Navy Band.

The United States Navy Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups as well as a host of smaller ensembles, “The World’s Finest” is capable of playing any style of music in any setting.

Since its inception in 1925, the Navy Band has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country. From national concert tours to presidential inaugurals to memorial services at Arlington National Cemetery, the Navy Band proudly represents the men and women of the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today: America’s Navy.

Navy Musician 1st Class Maia Rodriguez, from Cleveland Ohio, share her #WhyIServe statemen, from the Washington Navy Yard.

Navy Musician 1st Class Maia Rodriguez, from Cleveland Ohio, share her #WhyIServe statemen, from the Washington Navy Yard.

Sailors are invited to join #WhyIServe. Get on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ and using the hashtag #WhyIServe, share your photos, videos and statements with us. We may pick you for our next #WhyIServe blog!

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Why I Serve: United States Navy Band Edition