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Schedule of Upcoming Performances

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

 

  • Aug
    06
  • Plebe Summer Formal Parade
    Location: USNA, Worden Field
    Time: 09:30 AM

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    Our newest members of the Drum & Bugle Corps lead the Brigade in the first Plebe Summer Formal Parade!  Welcome Class of 2025!
  • Aug
    19
  • Turnover Parade
    Location: USNA, Worden Field
    Time: 06:30 PM

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    Our newest members of the Drum & Bugle Corps lead the Brigade in the Plebe Summer Turnover Parade!  Welcome back, Brigade of Midshipmen!
  • Sep
    25
  • Guest Artists at Celtic Classic Festival
    Location: Bethlehem, PA
    Time: 11:30 AM
  • Oct
    01
  • Second Class Parents Week Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    In honor of Second Class Parents Weekend, the USNA Men's Glee Club, USNA Women's Glee Club, and USNA Gospel Choir join together in a rare combined performance highlighting the incredible talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen!

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  • Oct
    01
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Oct
    03
  • U.S. Navy Sea Services Annual Mass
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD (Seton Shrine)
    Time: 03:00 PM
  • Oct
    08
  • Guest Choir at Presidential Induction Ceremony
    Gospel Choir
    University of the South
    Location: Sewanee, TN
  • Oct
    08
  • Organ Recital
    Chapel Organ
    Special Guest: Michael Hey
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    USNA proudly welcomes renowned guest organist, Michael Hey.

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  • Oct
    15
  • Special Artist
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall (Bob Hope Center For The Performing Arts)
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 29 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    (We can't release the artist name yet... Please check back on August 29th to find out more!)

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  • Oct
    16
  • Exhibition at U.S. Bands Naval Academy Invitational
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    USNA Stadium.  Paid admission to event, required.
  • Oct
    17
  • Public Performance
    Location: Oxford, MD
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    The USNA Midshipmen Orchestra performs a concert - free and open to the public - at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD at 4:00 PM.

    Please join us:

    Church of the Holy Trinity
    502 S. Morris Street
    Oxford, MD  21654

  • Oct
    24
  • Guest Choir at TBD
    Location: TBD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Oct
    29
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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  • Oct
    29
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 10:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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  • Oct
    30
  • Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance.  One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget!  This electrifying concert features Mr. Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, with the multi-faceted talents of midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds into the Naval Academy Chapel.  A wide variety of music from multiple genres, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, are featured in this concert celebrating the triumph of good over evil and All Saints’ Day. The incredible performances, special effects, and grand finale will leave you on the edge of your seat!

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Friday, October 29, 2021 at 10:00 PM

    Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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  • Oct
    30
  • Virginia Celtic Festival
    Location: Richmond, VA
    Time: 08:00 PM
  • Nov
    05
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Nov
    19
  • Midshipmen Instrumentalists
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Naval Academy Orchestra, comprised of talented midshipmen and members of the Annapolis community, presents its 5th annual fall concert.

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  • Nov
    21
  • Guest Choir at TBD
    Location: TBD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Nov
    22
  • Brigade Thanksgiving Dinner
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, King Hall
    Time: 06:00 PM
  • Dec
    03
  • Fall Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join the Pipes and Drums as they perform their Fall Concert - complete with Pipes and Drums (of course!), Highland Dancers, Celtic instruments, and a few extra surprises!  Don't miss it!

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  • Dec
    04
  • 74th Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to present selections from Handel's beloved Messiah on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Aaron Smith, USNA Director of Musical Activities. This beautifully elegant concert has been broadcast on public television stations nationwide.

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  • Dec
    05
  • 74th Annual Handel's Messiah
    Men's Glee Club
    Women's Glee Club
    and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 03:00 PM

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    Continuing a long-standing tradition, the USNA Glee Club combines with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Company to present selections from Handel's beloved Messiah on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Aaron Smith, USNA Director of Musical Activities. This beautifully elegant concert has been broadcast on public television stations nationwide.

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  • Dec
    07
  • Holiday Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join us for a fun-filled holiday concert by our swingin', rockin', jazz band - Trident Brass!

    (No tickets required)

  • Dec
    10
  • Annual Pipe and Drum Competition
    Pipes and Drums
    and West Point Pipes and Drums
    Location: Meadowlands, NJ
    Time: 06:00 PM
  • Dec
    12
  • Christmas Carols
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Led by Mr. Monte Maxwell, USNA's Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music - come usher in the Christmas Season in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel.  Bring a list of your favorite carols and get ready to sing your heart out!
    No tickets required!  (Just your voices!)

    (No tickets required)

  • Jan
    14-16
  • MLK Weekend Tour
    Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Jan
    21
  • Peter Dugan in Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 29 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    Heard nationwide as the host of NPR’s beloved program From the Top, Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad.  In 2020, he joined violinist Joshua Bell for At Home With Music, a national PBS broadcast and live album release on Sony Classical.  Prizing versatility as the key to the future of classical music, Mr. Dugan is equally at home in classical, jazz, and pop idioms.

    A sought-after multi-genre artist, Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Mr. Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Mr. Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and the Moab Music Festival.  He was the 2019 featured recitalist for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, and Mid-Texas Symphony.

    His debut album with baritone John Brancy –  A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song – pays homage to composers who lived through, fought in, and died in the Great War. Brancy and Dugan toured this program across North America in commemoration of the centennial of WWI, including performances at The Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Stanford University, the United States Naval Academy, and the Smithsonian Institute.  Together Brancy and Dugan won first prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition and second prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.

    Mr. Dugan advocates the importance of music in the community and at all levels of society.  As a founding creator of Operation Superpower, a superhero opera for children, he has travelled to dozens of schools in the greater New York area, performing for students and encouraging them to use their talents – their superpowers – for good.

    Join us for an intimate Distinguished Artist Series concert in historic Mahan Hall – you will not want to miss this special performance from one of the world’s most incredible pianists!

    “Stunning solo pianist” - Los Angeles Times

    “Fearlessly athletic” - SF Chronicle

    "A formidable soloist" - The Washington Post

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  • Jan
    28
  • Midshipmen Classical Instrumental Recital
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Brigade of Midshipmen possesses a vast number of very talented instrumentalists. These midshipmen come from backgrounds of intense disciplined training since early childhood. This special recital highlights individual midshipmen on a variety of instruments... from violin and trumpet to piano and harp.

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  • Feb
    04
  • USNA Black History Month Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    USNA observes Black History Month with an incredible performance by the Naval Academy Gospel Choir.  A can't-miss special concert!

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  • Feb
    12
  • Army/Navy Basketball Game
    Location: West Point (U.S. Military Academy)
  • Feb
    18
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Feb
    25-27
  • Grease!
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall

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    A highlight of each year is the USNA Glee Club Winter Musical. Produced in true Broadway style, it is a fully-staged, costumed, and choreographed production with live pit orchestra.

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    2022 - GREASE!

         Friday, February 25, 2022
         7:00 PM

         Saturday, February 26, 2022
         7:00 PM

         Sunday, February 27, 2022
         3:00 PM

    NOTE: There are only 3 performances, so be sure to get your tickets early!

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  • Mar
    06
  • Guest Choir at TBD
    Location: TBD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Mar
    11-19
  • Spring Concert Tour
    Location: Nashville, Hilton Head, Charlotte, Norfolk

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    Spring Break Concert Tour
    March 7-15, 2020


    The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs will travel to TENNESSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA, and VIRGINIA to perform several public concerts to highlight the talents of the Brigade of Midshipmen and to introduce prospective candidates to the opportunities available to them by attending the US Naval Academy.

    PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:

         Sunday, March 13, 2022 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              Westminster Presbyterian Church
              3900 West End Avenue
              Nashville, TN 37205
              7:00 PM (Concert)

         Wednesday, March 16, 2022
              First Presbyterian Church
              540 William Hilton Parkway
              Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
              7:00 PM (Concert)

         Friday, March 18, 2022 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              First United Methodist
              501 North Tryon Street
              Charlotte, NC 28202
              7:00 PM (Concert)

         Saturday, March 19, 2022 - PUBLIC CONCERT!
              Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church
              560 W. Olney Road
              Norfolk, VA 23507
              7:00 PM (Concert)

  • Mar
    25
  • Spring Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join the Pipes and Drums as they perform their Spring Concert - complete with Pipes and Drums (of course!), Highland Dancers, Celtic instruments, and a few extra surprises!  Don't miss it!

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  • Apr
    01
  • Spring Tour "Home" Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Men's and Women's Glee Clubs return from TENNESSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA, and VIRGINIA.  Featured works will include Sea Shanties, Broadway favorites, patriotic, sublime classical gems, and, of course, a few surprises!

    Come see and hear a spectacular performance witnessed by thousands as the Men's and Women's Glee Club represented USNA on the road!

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  • Apr
    08
  • Spring Organ Recital
    Orchestra
    Chapel Organ
    Mr. Monte Maxwell
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Featuring Naval Academy Organist and Director of Chapel Music, Mr. Monte Maxwell, demonstrating the incredible power and sound of one of the finest organs in the world - joined by the Midshipmen Orchestra for an incredible evening of beautiful music-making.

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  • Apr
    08
  • Jazz Night
    Trident Brass
    (Midshipmen Only Event)
    Location: USNA, Smoke Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM
  • Apr
    09
  • Tartan Day Parade
    Location: New York, NY
    Time: 10:00 AM
  • Apr
    09
  • International Ball
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 06:00 PM

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    (Admittance to International Ball required.)

     

  • Apr
    22
  • Spring Oratorio
    Location: USNA, Alumni Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    The Distinguished Artists Series is part of a comprehensive program developed by the Naval Academy's Senior Leadership to enrich the education of Midshipmen through exposure and involvement with fine arts. This series has presented the world's finest classical and cultural performers to the Academy with an annual mix of Opera, Ballet, Orchestra, and diverse international ensembles. The Distinguished Artists Series was launched with the opening of Alumni Hall, and for the past 29 years, has enjoyed the support of the Navy's most senior officers, the Naval Academy's faculty and staff, the Midshipmen, and the greater Academy community.

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    48th Annual Spring Oratorio
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    7:00 PM

    Mahler: Symphony No. 2
    Dr. Aaron Smith, conductor

    A sublime evening of profound music!

    Mahler - recognized as the last great German symphonist, whose epic Symphony No. 2 is "an intense emotional workout which captures the full realm of human passion within its sprawling scope."

    Performed by the critically acclaimed USNA Glee Club, the George Washington University Singers, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

    Don't miss this one!

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  • Apr
    23
  • Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
    Location: St. Leonard, MD
  • Apr
    23
  • St. John's Croquet Match
    Location: Annapolis, MD
    Time: 12:00 PM
  • Apr
    29
  • Spring Concert
    Location: USNA, Mahan Hall
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Join us for Trident Brass' and Drum & Bugle Corps' very first full-length combined concert!  Featuring new, never-before seen ensembles.  Be part of history in the making!

    (No tickets required!)

     

  • May
    06
  • Hymn Sing
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 07:00 PM

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    Led by Mr. Monte Maxwell, USNA's Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, this is a "good ol' fashion" hymn sing!  Bring a list of your favorite hymns and get ready to sing your heart out!

    No tickets required!  (Just your voices!)

  • May
    23
  • Herndon Climb Performance
    Location: USNA, Zimmerman Bandstand
    Time: 12:15 PM
  • May
    24
  • Turnover Formation Performance
    Location: USNA, Tecumseh-Court
    Time: 12:30 PM
  • May
    24
  • Commissioning Week Concert
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 08:00 PM

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    The Naval Academy Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, and Gospel Choir join forces to present a very special concert in honor of the Class of 2022!  Join us for this memorable 90-minute concert featuring Patriotic favorites, Sea Chanties, Broadway, and sacred songs in the beautiful setting of the Naval Academy Chapel!

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  • May
    25
  • Demonstration Performance
    Location: USNA, Radford Terrace
    Time: 12:30 PM
  • May
    25
  • Commissioning Week Organ Recital
    Chapel Organ
    Monte Maxwell
    Location: USNA, Main Chapel
    Time: 04:00 PM

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    Immediately following the Blue Angels, join us in the beautiful Naval Academy Chapel as world-class organist, Mr. Monte Maxwell, demonstrates the incredible power and sound of one of the finest organs in the world.  Ample air-conditioning included!

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