Visitors to the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Monday May 15 will be treated to the musical sounds of Naval Aviation when the Naval Air Training Command Choir performs a “Reunion Concert” in the Edwin D. McKellar Pavilion of Flight. The concert is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and is free with paid admission to the Museum.
Every member of the Command Choir is a former United States Navy or United States Marine Corps aviation officer who flew combat, patrol and rescue missions. Their motto is, “We might be older now, but we can still SING.”
The Choir was active from 1950 to 2002, and members were primarily Navy or Marine Corps flight students in the Pensacola area. As they progressed to advanced training at other bases, they left the Choir after roughly 12 months and new members took their place.
Despite a high turnover rate, the Choir’s reputation for musical excellence grew, and through the years it appeared on network television and at other major public events. The men and women of today’s “Alumni” Choir were each in the group at some point during those five decades.