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USMMA's Regimental Band Performs Ceremony of Beating Retreat - Captain Force Announces Retirement Plans

KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 11, 2015 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Director of Music, Capt. Kenneth R. Force, USMS, announced his intention to retire in 2016 at the end of the “Ceremony of Beating Retreat” performed by the USMMA Regimental Band with the Nassau County Police Department Pipes and Drums.
 A highlight of the Academy’s Parents Weekend, the ceremony is a musical extravaganza with origins in 17th century Europe, showcasing the midshipmen’s musical...

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