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.
The Band, Honor Guard and Chorus was one of the first organized cadet groups on campus followed by the Drill Team, even predating Athletics at the Academy. The Honor Guard served in the Academy's observances of morning colors prior to the band addition in May of 1945. The Band, Honor Guard and Drill Team functioned as three separate units until March of 2007 when 7th Company was established. The band first functioned as a Jazz and Dance Band in the early 1940's, then moved to doing field band activities for Academy formations and ceremonies.
Founded by John G. Miles, MMA '47
The first songs the band played at the first formation in 1945
- Anchors Aweigh
- Onward Christian Soldiers
- From Boston