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Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform
Posted on: February 28, 2014 08:00 EST
Press Release #: #027-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will travel to Nashville, Tenn., to present a “A Salute to America’s Heroes” concert Saturday, March 15, at 4 p.m. The concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, Tenn. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, under the direction of Cindy Bauchspies, regularly travels around the country representing the Naval Academy and the naval service. The Glee Club has received national acclaim for public appearances in Phoenix, Chicago, and recently a national television broadcast, with the USNA Men’s Glee Club, of the annual “Christmas in Washington” presentation on TNT. A ten-day visit to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
“This will be our first visit to the Nashville area and to be able to bring our midshipmen to perform a concert to honor those who have served means a lot to our Glee Club members,”
said Bauchspies. “All of them will be serving our country as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Academy. We are honored to be able to perform in such a magnificent venue which has a well-established tradition of musical excellence in the Nashville community.”
In addition, the Women’s Glee Club will visit several Nashville, Tenn. high schools to provide special assembly programs for their student bodies. Student assembly concerts are not open to the public.
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. U.S. News and World Reports has recognized the Naval Academy as a top five undergraduate engineering school and a top 20 best liberal arts college. 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.