US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Navy Band Visit


On 30 January 2004, NCBC Sea Cadets hosted a visit by Lieutenant Ray Penland, USN, the Director of the Navy Band Northeast, and Chief Musican Heidi Willson, also from the Navy Band. The two of them told their stories - how they became Navy musicians, from their early experiences through high school, university and then the Navy, where they had gone and what they had done. As a presentation on the career opportunities available to a young person in the Navy, this was a training session like no other the Cadets had ever experienced. A mini "jam session" followed, including a vocal performance from Chief Willson, one of the Navy's few choristers.

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Chief Musican Heidi Willson

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LT Penland tells his story.
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The Director takes a question.
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Career opportunities are boundless.
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Chief Willson tells her story.
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Here's what the Navy has done for me...
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These are the things you have to do...
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The LPO demonstrates his keyboarding skill.
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Chief Willson lends a hand.
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Cadet tells the Chief of her personal goals.
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The Chief offers career advice.




 
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