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Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club to Perform In Detroit

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 3:11 PM by mediarelations@usna.edu

#069-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 2326 Woodward Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in Detroit.

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.

The Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. 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 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 excited to travel to the Detroit area for high school visits and public appearances,” said Bauchspies. “To perform a concert on Veteran’s Day to honor those who have served means a lot to our Glee Club members, all of whom 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 Detroit community.”

In addition to the concert at St. John’s Episcopal, the Glee Club will perform a special Veteran’s Day program at the Grosse Point War Memorial, visit area high schools, and perform a public concert as Guest Artists at the First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

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.

For more information on the Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club, please visit www.usna.edu/music.  For more information about the Naval Academy, visit www.usna.edu or our Facebook page.

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