With many formal military traditions like the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we often think of military traditions as rigid and proper.
But when it comes down to it, our soldiers are people just like you and me. Although they’ve been trained for combat and are dedicated to fighting for freedom, they sometimes need to loosen up and have fun just like the rest of us.
While you might expect a stiff performance from the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters, you’ll be in for a surprise once the music starts. Enjoy the video performance below!
Within seconds of the band’s introduction, they break into a set of songs that inspire a good ole 1960’s jive. They run through classics you might fondly remember including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Rag Doll.”
The Navy singing group formed 60-years ago in 1956 and ever since then has been performing for audiences around the world.
The Sea Chanters “inspire patriotism, elevate esprit de corps, enhance Navy awareness and public relations, … and project a positive image at home and abroad.”
Beyond that, these Navy performers have great vocals and an impressive range! They perform songs in classic operatic, Broadway musical, and even contemporary style.
The 10-minute performance included for your below happened back in 2015 and has already gotten more than a million views online.
The Sea Chanters have been a source of pride for the Navy for decades. See why for yourself.
When you watch the video, you’ll understand why the Navy says that “Throughout their history, the Sea Chanters have remained true to the Navy’s watchwords of pride and professionalism, and they continue to flourish as a vibrant ensemble.”
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