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The Music Department of the United States Naval Academy will be presenting several performances during May 2019. Several will celebrate Commissioning Week, when senior midshipmen graduate.

Hymn Sing Chapel Organ – Main Chapel, May 3, 7:00 p.m.

Conducted by Monte Maxwell, the Chapel Organist and Director of Chapel Music, the performance is a joyful singing of traditional hymns.

Trident Brass at Herndon Climb – Zimmerman Bandstand, May 20, 12:00 p.m.

The Trident Brass will play at the “Plebes-No-More” ceremony, where first year Midshipmen compete by climbing the Herndon Monument. The midshipmen jazz and swing band will play an eclectic selection of tunes.

Turnover Formation Performance – Tecumseh Court, May 21, 12:30 p.m.

The USNA Pipes and Drums will mark the end of the academic careers of senior midshipmen at this event. The midshipman ensemble features, bagpipers, highland drummers, and highland dancers

Commissioning Week Concert – Main Chapel, May 21, 8:30 p.m.

The USNA Distinguished Artist Series will honor the graduating midshipmen who will go on to serve as officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

Commissioning Week Organ Recital – Main Chapel, May 22, 4:00 p.m.

Right after the Blue Angels complete their aerobatics over the academy, there will be an organ recital commemorating Commissioning Week, which marks the transition of seniors from midshipmen to commissioned officers of the United States armed forces. World-renowned organist Monte Maxwell will play the Naval Academy Chapel organ, an instrument of such astounding sound and range, it is breathtaking.

For More Information: May 2019 USNA Music Department Performances

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