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Navy Band Sea Chanters

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U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters 2023 National Tour is coming to Monterey!

Navy Band Sea Chanters are the United States Navy’s official chorus. They are performing in the Serra Ballroom at the Monterey Conference Center on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. Free admission with general seating and open to the  first 1,000 guests. Tickets required. Fun for families of all ages! Read Mayor Tyller Williamson's proclamation

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The Navy Band Sea Chanters are the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music including traditional choral music, sea chanteys, patriotic fare, opera, Broadway and contemporary music. The Sea Chanters regularly perform for the public in the Washington, D.C., area and throughout the United States while on national tours. At home in Washington, they perform for the president, vice president and numerous congressional, military and foreign dignitaries. In 1956, Lt. Harold Fultz, then the band’s assistant leader, organized a vocal group from the Navy School of Music to sing chanteys and patriotic songs for the State of the Nation dinner. Recognizing the ensemble’s immediate success, Adm. Arleigh Burke, then Chief of Naval Operations, transferred the group to the Navy Band, named them the Sea Chanters and tasked this all-male chorus with perpetuating the songs of the sea. In 1980, the group added women to its ranks and expanded its repertoire to include everything from Brahms to Broadway.