By Jacob Schneider
This is the Navy Band Sea Chanters, The United States Navy’s official Chorus. Last Tuesday marked their first performance in the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Our role is to really tell the Navy’s story to more of our citizens,” Chief Musician Michael Webb said. “So we like to go to towns were they normally don’t see a strong navy presence and we’ll remind them of maybe their service in the past or their loved ones serving now.”
The Chanters have been performing since they were founded in 1959. In that time, they have performed at some truly incredible venues.
The Chanters performed a variety of songs, from pop classics to timeless shanties. For Webb, one song held an important place in his heart.
“For me, on this tour, it would have to be the song I’m singing towards the end of the program,” Webb said. “It’s an impactful song about people who don’t make it home from serving or anybody who it may be their last day and it’s my last tour with the group so it serves a dual purpose for me.”