The National Capital Band is the premier musical force of the Salvation Army in the Washington, DC and Virginia area. The primary mission of the National Capital Band in all its many opportunities of ministry is to be an emissary of Jesus Christ, through the performance of spiritually inspired music. It is hoped that all of those hearing the band will understand and be blessed by its musical message.
Members of the band are committed Christian musicians who volunteer their time and talents. Although the band has counted some professional musicians in its ranks over the years (most of them associated with one of the several military bands based in the Nation’s Capital), the vast majority of the players are amateurs, many of whom received their musical training through the Salvation Army.