Web Posted - Thursday August 5, 2021
When Steel Talks - Live the Experience - Reboot

A Not-So-Brief History of the United States Navy Steel Band

by Skip Poole

Global - β€œI have been asked by When Steel Talks to write a history of the Navy Steel Band during my tenure as the Leader.”

....On average we performed about 500 gigs per year, which was around 55 concerts or social events per month. We received requests from throughout the United States and the Caribbean, with a bulk of the performances being in the Continental U.S.

....Duty with the Navy Steel Band was a very unique opportunity, there was no other US Military Band like it, and probably no other military steel band anywhere (expect possibly in the Caribbean). To me this was one of my favorite tours of duty.

β€œIn my Navy career I went on to several other bands serving as leader, but the Navy Steel Band was my first band as leader and the most demanding and exciting!”