United States Naval Academy
Marching over the historic grounds of the Naval Academy since May 7, 1853, the Naval Academy Band is the oldest continuning musical organization in the United States Navy. From its humble beginnigs as a single drummer accompanied by a single fifer in 1845, the band now boasts 64 members, all professional musicians who are enlisted regular personnel in the U.S. Navy. The band's most well-known unit is the marching band, which plays at all dress parades as well as participating in Annapolis' annual Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades. The band's Electric Brigade, a contemporary muscial group, presents a series of summer concerts at the Annapolis City Dock. The band also features a number of classical ensembles.
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Dress parades are reviewed by all manner of dignitary, from the Mayor of Annapolis to the President of the United States. Whomever is reviewing the parade, he or she is accorded full military honors - which include a ceremonial cannon salute. This official salute is provided by a two-gun battery located at the Dorsey Creek seawall.
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Dedicated in 1991, Alumni Hall is a multi-purpose building where concerts, conferences and sporting events are all held. It is located across the street from Worden Field. Part of Griffin Hall, one of Ernest Flagg's buildings, stood on the site prior to its construction. Both Griffin Hall and a connected building, Melville Hall, were torn down prior to Alumni Hall's construction.
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