Watch an official U.S. Navy video about B-1, made during the band’s 2017 reunion in Washington, DC.
Watch another official U.S. Navy video about B-1, also made during the band’s 2017 reunion in Washington, DC–much the same as the video above but with more historical context at its beginning.
Watch a 2012 video about B-1 produced by the NC A & T University communications department
Watch “Boogie in Black and White,” a 1988 documentary produced by UNC-TV. It includes interviews with several B-1 bandsmen who performed in the soundtrack to the 1947 black cast musical comedy featurette “Pitch a Boogie Woogie,” a 26-minute movie that is included within the documentary.
Watch a performance of “Now’s the Time” by B-1 saxophonist Thomas Gavin with the Lou Donaldson Quartet in Fayetteville in 1987.
Watch a performance of “Lover Man” by Thomas Gavin with the Lou Donaldson Quartet in Fayetteville in 1987.
Watch a U.S. Navy video produced by Navy band historian Mike Bayes, “Black and Navy Blue: A Look at African-American Pioneers of Navy Music”
Watch a vintage video of B-1 performing during preflight graduation at Kenan Stadium in 1943.
Unfortunately, Chantelle Statham’s excellent short documentary on B-1 is no longer available for public viewing.
This performance is by an unknown African American Navy band: