Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform in Ann Arbor, Mich.
POSTED ON: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 3:14 PM by email@example.com
#070-15 ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The United States Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform at the First United Methodist Church located at 120 S. State St., Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The performance is part of a Salute to America’s Heroes concert series in honor of Veteran’s Day. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
“We are excited be able to perform in a venue that has a long-established tradition of musical excellence, and to appear as guest artists on the fall concert series is an honor indeed,” said Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club Director Dr. Cindy Bauchspies.
The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club 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 most recently a special concert with James Taylor at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston as part of the JFK 50th Commemorative events. A ten-day visit to Brazil in 2010 garnered international acclaim from ambassadors and state department officials.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to our church for this concert,” said First United Methodist’s Music Director Dr. Ann Marie Koukios. “We hosted the Men’s Glee Club a few years ago and we salute these fine midshipmen who are preparing to serve our nation as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy.”
In addition to the concert in Ann Arbor, the Glee Club will perform a Veteran’s Day program at the Grosse Point War Memorial, visit several area high schools, and present a public concert in downtown Detroit on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
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 25 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.
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