Armed Services and Academy Holiday Performances

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  1. Falcon A

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    Each year the Services' and/or Academies' Bands and Choirs put on some amazing performances for the Holidays. I'd like to start a thread and ask for others to help me find and post the links when they become available. I will start it off with this masterful performance from the USNA Band for their Thanksgiving tribute performing a favorite Hymn . . .

     
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  2. Devil Doc

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    @Falcon A from photos to music, your posts are very entertaining and motivational. Thank you.

    I spent a period of time on limited duty and after recovering enough from getting my knee rebuilt, I was assigned to do sick call at the Washington Navy Yard. Most of my patients were the professional musicians from the Navy Band across from the clinic, the Navy Honor Guard, the musicians from the President's Own, and the 8th and I Marines. The Marines are 0311s whose primary mission is the defense of Washington. They of course are also quite exceptional at their silent drill team and burial duties.

    As a bunch of you here know, the Navy and Marine Corps musicians from those two locations are truly professionals. One morning a Musician First Class presented with a sore throat, malaise, non-productive cough and a stuffy nose. She had a cold. I prescribed her the usual stuff and told her to take the rest of the day off if she could and offered an SIQ chit. She said she needed a "no singing chit." Huh? She was scheduled to sing the national anthem at a ceremony that afternoon and didn't feel she could do it. I wrote my first and only no singing chit and she went on her way.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    And you may be the only Doc to have done so.
     
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  4. Falcon A

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    Another from the USNA Band, but this from 2016 . . .

     
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    US Army Band "Pershing's Own" from 2015 with Sleigh Ride . . .

     
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  7. Falcon A

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    Another USAF Band "Flash Mob" performance from 2017 . . .

     
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    . . . and another USAF Band Flash Mob from 2016 . . .

     
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    . . . and from 2014 . . .

     
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    Found another one . . . Navy . . . from 2016 . . . :)

     
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    Search in YouTube using “USNA Glee Club Messiah.” Years and year of performances going back decades. They bring in professional artists for the major solo parts. In the Navy Chapel, it’s a wonderful musical experience in a lovely setting. Professionally lit and sound engineered, it’s worth going at least once. We typically go every other year or so. DH has fond memories of those performances. Long hours on the feet, but a memory to treasure. The Goucher College and Hood College women’s choruses used to come augment, but the Women’s Glee Club has been large enough for many years now to swing the parts.

    The MPT (Maryland Public Television) show from a few years ago has excellent production values, if you can find it.

    Here’s just a taste, a clip with the Hallelujah Chorus. If you’re there in the pews, the sound just fills you up
     
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    If you have never done a Holiday Service at the USNA Chapel it should be on your bucket list.
     
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    At DD's wedding at the USNA Chapel her Cousin sang Ave Maria. She had to audition in the lower Chapel for the music director before the ceremony. She is an Opera Student so it went well. Women running the weddings that day said she could get paid to sing. Awesome Service. Do a chapel service at least once and an O Club brunch.
     
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    Citadel Candle Light Service 12/2 @ 1900 Eastern time

     
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    Navy Band ... From 2017 ... Dueling Jingle Bells ...

     
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    Continuing with the Bluegrass Christmas theme ... US Army Band from 2015 ...

     
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    US Navy band 2014 I think ...

     
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    US Navy Band 2014 ...

     
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    Couple of links to US Navy Band "Country Currents" group from 2015 ...



     
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    Navy Band 2015 ...