Anchors Aweigh Music Tour

    Take In the Rich Musical History of the USNA

    The Anchors Aweigh Music Tour gives you the opportunity to learn all about the U.S. Naval Academy's rich musical history from Retired Master Chief Dave Hanner. This is the perfect tour for any USNA history buff, music lover, or anyone in between! The tour unveils the history behind USNA's beloved "Anchors Aweigh" song, as well as the fascinating and often unknown history of Charles Zimmerman. This summer only, you will have the option to attend a free summer concert at Zimmerman Bandstand from the U.S. Naval Academy Band, when your tour concludes.
    Book this unique tour now - reservations are limited!

    Tour Availability


    Tours are approximately 90 minutes long, beginning at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center Theater and ending with a musical-themed walking tour at Zimmerman Bandstand. After the tour is completed, you will have the opportunity to take in a free summer concert from the U.S. Naval Academy Band beginning at 12:30 in Zimmerman Bandstand!



    Thursday, July 14, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Thursday, July 28, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Thursday, August 4, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Thursday, August 11, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Reservations & Prices

    Advanced reservations are required to attend this 90-minute tour.


    To submit a reservation request, please complete the Anchors Aweigh Music Tour form. Your reservation is NOT confirmed until a USNA Team Member has been in touch with you. Thank you for your understanding!


    Ticket Prices:

    $14 Per Adult

    $11 Per Child

    $45 Family Rate (2 adults + 2 children) 

    Free Summer Concerts

    Concerts begin at 12:30 PM at Zimmerman Bandstand.

    The United States Naval Academy Band, "The Navy's Oldest and Finest," has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852. Located at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this premier military band offers world-class ensembles which perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary.


    Please Note: You do not need to attend the Anchors Aweigh Music Tour to attend the free Summer Concerts.


    Thursday, July 14, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

    Zimmerman Bandstand

    USNA Band’s Clarinet Quartet

    Thursday, July 28, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

    Zimmerman Bandstand

    USNA Band’s Superintendent’s Combo


    Thursday, August 4, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

    USNA Band Brass Quintet

    Thursday, August 11, 12:30 - 1:00 PM

    USNA Band’s Wind Trio