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Naval Academy Presents 47th Annual International Ball
Posted on: April 01, 2013 08:00 EDT
Press Release #: 021-13
Tickets are now on sale for the Naval Academy’s 47th annual International Ball to be held Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall; doors will open at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public, ages 18 and up.
Tickets are required and can be purchased for $15 each until Wednesday, April 10 at http://navyperforms.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=8. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
The annual International Ball is a formal event to celebrate and honor the international midshipmen and officers at the academy and to broaden international exposure for the midshipmen. Currently 58 international midshipmen and nine international officers represent 38 countries at the academy.
The ball is a black-tie event which will feature international-themed exhibition dances performed by midshipmen, and live music performed by the Electric Brigade, followed by a DJ. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served.
Guests attending this event are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus that will run from the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to Alumni Hall from 7 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Guests may park at the stadium by entering through Gate #5 on Taylor Avenue. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. Vehicles without Department of Defense decals are not permitted on Naval Academy grounds. Handicapped visitors with proper decals are permitted through Gate 1 after a vehicle inspection. Guests may enter the academy by walking through Gate 3 (Maryland Ave.) which will be open until 12:30 a.m. Guests will be required to show valid, government-issued picture identification. All bags are subject to search.
For more information about the International Ball, visit http://www.usna.edu/InternationalBall/. For more information about International Programs at the Naval Academy, visit http://www.usna.edu/InternationalProgram/programs.htm.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service. More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law. Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a federally funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 23 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.