For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Regimental Field & Concert Band
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Regimental Band & Chorus is the Academy's premier musical organization. Led by Lieutenant Wayne Magee; the organization includes musicians and four cadet staff officers. The Academy's Band Ceremonial Field Band performs music at the Academy and other special events. Led by the band's drum major 3/C Alex Barrachina-Long (Dartmouth, MA) and Operations Officer, 1/C Colin Buckley (Walpole, MA) , the group’s varied duties include academy ceremonies and formations, as well as changes of command, military retirement ceremonies and funerals at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. The ceremonial field band also supports the Academy’s mission by providing music for community events around New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southeast regions. The band is staffed by approximately sixty musicians who form the Ceremonial Field Band, Concert Band, and of the academy's various featured chamber ensembles. The size may vary from four in our newly established rock band, "On the Rocks" to pieces based on mission needs and availability. The Ceremonial Band (Field Band) typically provides support for more than 150 official ceremonies annually.