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  • History | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    this day the raised platform in the mess hall at the Academy where the present Regimental midshipmen officers sit and the radio broadcasting booth are vestiges of that professional band Their duty each day during the war was to play for the entertainment of the troops at all mess sittings and play additional music for dances on weekends which was broadcast live over WCBS radio After the war the professional band was disbanded and music at the Academy became the responsibility of midshipmen This program had varying degrees of success until 1971 when a full time Director of Music was appointed and the band members were placed into their own company Representing USMMA Since that time the band has represented the Academy at all Presidential Inauguration Parades as well as the Miss America Pageant Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade the Cotton Bowl Halftime Show on New Years Day and countless other national events In 1994 a 35 piece ensemble boarded the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 and traveled across the Atlantic to Normandy France for the 40th Anniversary of D Day while entertaining the WWII veterans on board In June 2000 the band flew to New Orleans and represented the Academy and U S Merchant Marine at the Opening Ceremonies of the D Day Museum A singular honor was bestowed upon the band in 1999 by the descendants of the Man Who Owned Broadway the late Mr George M Cohan The Band was instrumental in helping the local community and Park District of Great Neck save his former residence which was slated for demolition Mr Cohan was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal in 1936 in recognition for two patriotic compositions which have become synonymous with America Over There and A Grand Old Flag Helen Ronkin Lafaso and Ms Mary

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  • Sounds | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    in England and America This march with it s close associations with New York the home state of the U S Merchant Marine Academy has been used as the unofficial signature song of the Regimental Band since 1970 Armed Forces Medley The Armed Forces medley is performed in honor of the many Academy graduates who serve and have served in all branches of our nation s armed forces as both career and reserve officers Part of the USMMA Armed Forces medley is Heave Ho the official march of the U S Maritime Service This march was composed during World War II by LTJG Jack Lawrence USMS Including Heave Ho in the Armed Forces medley is in tribute to the 6 000 veterans of the U S Merchant Marine who served in the submarine infested icy waters during W W II to deliver supplies to the Allied effort Only in 1988 did these brave Mariners receive their proper recognition by being granted official Veteran Status Royal Decree Walter P English Walter P English was a talented tuba player who spent most of his life playing in circus bands including the Barnum Bailey Circus Band He dedicated this march to Karl L King who was bandmaster first of the Sells Floto Circus and later the Barnum Bailey Circus before settling down for a long and active life in Fort Dodge Iowa Merle Evans loved this march and used it for wild animal and elephant acts The second strain is a tour de force for trombone and lower brass players Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever became our National March on December 11 1987 when President Reagan signed the Congressional legislation In the recording the famous piccolo solo is played twice However the second time it is

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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    GRADUATION You are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Regimental Band Link https www usmma edu band Message Leave this

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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    You are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Daily Schedule Link https www usmma edu academy life daily schedule Message

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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Midshipman 039 s Diary Link https www usmma edu academy life midshipmans diary

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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    GRADUATION You are here Home Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Uniforms Link https www usmma edu academy life uniforms Message Leave

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  • Overview | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    USMMA IN THE NEWS ADMISSIONS ACADEMICS ACADEMY LIFE AFTER GRADUATION You are here Home Academy Life Regiment of Midshipmen Regiment Functions Standards of Conduct Organization Leadership Honor Board Overview Updated Tuesday January 15 2013 Share US Merchant Marine Academy 300

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  • Standards of Conduct | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    IN THE NEWS ADMISSIONS ACADEMICS ACADEMY LIFE AFTER GRADUATION You are here Home Academy Life Regiment of Midshipmen Regiment Functions Standards of Conduct Organization Leadership Honor Board Standards of Conduct Updated Tuesday January 15 2013 Share US Merchant Marine Academy

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