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Join Us at our 2021 Navy-Notre Dame Watch Party!
Greetings USNA NoVA Parents Club Members!
We’d like to invite club members and families to join us at Valor Brewpub in Washington DC for our annual Navy-Notre Dame Watch Party. This year we’re teaming up with the Greater Washington DC USNA Alumni Chapter to bring the spirit and cheer on the Midshipmen as they take on the Fighting Irish in the 94th playing of the rivalry game on Saturday, November 6th. Gathering starts at 3pm. Kick-off is at 3:30pm.
Valor Brewpub is located at 723 8th Street SE, Washington DC. Street parking is available and the pub is a 5-10 minute walk from the Eastern Market metro station (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines). This veteran-focused pub is located immediately across the street from Marine Corps Barracks, 8th and I. We look forward to seeing our mid families and catching up!
Please RSVP on our Facebook page at: https://fb.me/e/5KEiQsYt0 to let us know if you’re in!
Go Navy! Beat Notre Dame!
Home Opener Tailgate! Go Navy! Beat Marshall!!
Welcome Aboard! Class of 2025 Picnic
Please join us as we welcome incoming USNA Class of 2025 plebes, NAPS, foundation students and their families from Northern Virginia to our community!
We will be holding our annual Welcome Aboard Picnic on June 19th from 12pm-2pm at the Shouse Village Community Center at 1432 Towlson Road in Vienna, Virginia 22182. Join us for BBQ and lots of useful information for incoming students and parents! It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow classmates and local families.
During our Q&A sessions, we’ll provide an overview of our club and activities, speak to life as a MID parent and what to expect, and answer questions new families may have. Incoming midshipman candidates will have the opportunity to meet with fellow classmates and get some advice from current midshipmen.
More information can be found on our USNA Welcome Aboard Class of 2025. RSVP by June 12th to Beth Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current NoVA club members and midshipmen – please come and share your experiences with the Class of 2025. Summer Whites for the mids please!
BZ Class of 2021!
USNA Drum & Bugle Corps Welcomes Class of 2025 Candidates
Attention Midshipman Candidates of USNA Class of 2025! The USNA Drum and Bugle Corps will be hosting a Facebook live session on their page at https://www.facebook.com/usnadb at 8pm EST on May 13, 2021. Directors and staff will be available to answer questions from incoming candidates and their parents concerning D&B and/or other music programs at USNA.
Become a Part of the Tradition. As the oldest active drum corps in the nation, USNA D&B has a storied tradition of musical excellence in support of the Brigade of Midshipmen, and they are eager for the Class of ‘25 to join their ranks in continuing that tradition.
How to Connect. Anyone who has attended a Navy football game can attest to D&B’s energy, and it is our plebe class that especially drives that effort. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about music and have great overall enthusiasm. Instruments in D&B include trumpet, mellophone, baritone, trombone, tuba, drums, and pit (xylophone, marimba, auxiliary percussion, etc.) While past experience playing these instruments is helpful, it is important to note that candidates need not have experience with any of these instruments to be a member of D&B.
If a candidate is interested in an early audition and joining our team before I-Day, we encourage them to reach out to our director, Mr. Jeff Weir (email@example.com), or our assistant director and percussion director, Dr. Matthew Halligan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates can also opt to wait and audition during Plebe Summer.
Go Navy! Beat Army!
As we head into Army-Navy week and look forward to the end of the fall semester, NoVA PC wishes our mids and families the best for the holiday season and time together at home. Although we won’t be cheering on the football team in-person with other Navy families this year, we know collectively there will be a lot of virtual spirit come game day.
If you haven’t seen some of the spirit spots put out by USNA, check out this #GoNAVY spirit video along with the making of magic uniform reveal filmed in the chilly Severn River in November. The USNA Parents Community will also be holding a series of events during 2020 Army Navy Virtual Spirit Week from December 7 through December 12. Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram @usnaalumni accounts for a chance to win prizes throughout the week. Learn more at https://www.usna.com/events/army-navy
Finally, as we look forward to 2021 we hope to get together again as a club early in the new year. If you’d like to get involved, we are currently looking for a volunteer to help with planning and/or hosting our Dark Ages Care Package event in February. We’ll get together for a potluck and assemble care packages to be delivered to our mids on the yard. Please reach out to Nicole Adkinson-Calopietro if you’re interested in lending a hand.
Help Support the Brigade During COVID-19
USNA thanks those who have supported its Midshipman Activities Fund fundraising effort! All gifts to the Naval Academy support extracurricular activities, recreational equipment and other programs to boost Brigade morale–a particularly important goal in the COVID-19 environment. With your donations Midshipmen have access to fitness equipment from BeaverFit USA, attend movie nights with a big screen and projector provided by USAA and other activities to keep spirits up. MAF has raised over 40% of our $75,000 goal. Make your gift today! The MAF initiative through Give Campus has been extended to December 12, 2020. Learn more at: MAF Give Campus Site & Video
2020 Parent Club Officer Conference Presentations Available
Keep the Navy Spirit Strong!
In these socially distant times, we’d like to strengthen our connections and keep the Navy spirit strong! Although our mids may be on the Yard more, we know they’re stating highly engaged in sports, clubs and extracurriculars.
Our club is in the process of gathering info on our NoVA mids. Please check your email and let your class reps know what activities, sports, extracurriculars and/or clubs your son or daughter is participating in. Also, please feel free to post any special events or competitions your mid may have on our Club Facebook Page so the community can give a virtual shout-out or high five to your mid!