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Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform
Posted on: July 02, 2012 08:00 EDT
Press Release #: #030-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— The U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will travel to St. Louis, to present a “A Salute to America’s Heroes” concert Sunday, March 9, at 5 p.m. The concert will be held at the Parkway United Church of Christ, located at 2841 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:30 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 of the Veteran’s Day Ceremony in New York City. 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 St. Louis 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.”
In addition, the Women’s Glee Club will visit several St. Louis area high schools to provide special assembly programs for their student bodies. Student assembly concerts are not open to the public. They will also participate in the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services at Parkway United Church of Christ.
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.