Instructor John Evans serves as Band Officer, and is a professional tuba player as well as respected music instructor in the SF Bay Area for the past 20 years. He earned a BM-Performance (tuba) from Indiana University School of Music and an MA in Music from San Jose State University. Instructor Evans challenges our cadets & encourages them to learn and perform a wide range and quality of music while making the experience fun and rewarding.
The BOTW music team consists of guest conductors, music clinicians and music librarians. Thanks to generous donations from the Captain Steven Gin Music Memorial Fund, the BOTW continues to build its music library representing a variety of styles of music including marches, military calls, American standards, big band, and jazz.
The Band of the West has opportunity to hold training drills and/or held joint performances with the professional service bands from the military branches
The BOTW has trained with:
The BOTW has proudly performed with:
Each year, the BOTW is called upon to play in 10-15 performances ranging from VIP private parties to large public events attended by thousands.
Annual performances include:
Notable past performances include: