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    Commissioning Week Drum & Bugle Corps Concert




    12:20 PM


    12:55 PM

    Commissioning Week Drum & Bugle Corps Concert

    The midshipmen-led USNA Drum & Bugle Corps is an ECA at the Naval Academy that hearkens back to 1914. It is the oldest active drum corps in the nation, and an excellent marching music ensemble. Currently, there are 100 midshipmen, spanning all classes and majors, playing instruments you might not expect for a group called the “Drum & Bugle Corps.” The current band includes piccolos, flutes, clarinets, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritones, tubas, and of course, percussion. They are an impressive group, these four-time champions of the Interservice Academy Drum & Bugle Corps Competition, and they perform over 200 times a year in support of the Brigade of Midshipmen and Navy athletics under the direction of Dr. Matthew Halligan, with Mr. Justin Miller serving as the Brass Caption Head and Mr. Zachary Scudlark serving as the Woodwind Caption Head.

    Admission: Free

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    Location: USNA, Radford Terrace

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