The National Band of the Naval Reserve is a professional organization of Royal Canadian Navy musicians, professionals and students from Naval Reserve Units located in Quebec City, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg and Calgary.
Touring extensively during the summer months and on a limited basis throughout the balance of the year, the NBNR has performed before Royalty, Heads of State, Senior Civic and Military Leaders, and for diversified audiences across Canada and in the United States. The Band has extensive capabilities and performs in virtually any musical format including jazz combos, small ensembles, concert or parade bands. NBNR operations are the responsibility of Lieutenant Commander Glenn Falconi - Senior Staff Officer Bands, Naval Reserve.
The Director of Music for the NBNR 2017 Tour is Lieutenant Commander Alexandrea Kovacs. Joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1983 Lieutenant Commander Kovacs has held numerous positions in the Naval Reserve including Senior Appointments within and outside of the Music Branch.