New Submarine museum exhibit to explore military music

MUSKEGON, Mich. – A new exhibit focusing on music in the military is set to open at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum.

The Muskegon Chronicle ( ) reports that the exhibit is called War: A Tribute to Military Musicians. It explores the history of musical instruments in the military, and music’s use as a means of communication and a psychological weapon during war.

The exhibit also takes a look at how the U.S. national anthem has evolved over time, based on research by University of Michigan professor Mark Clague.

A third component of the exhibit will explore the military importance of musicians through contributions from the collections of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Visitors can view the display from June 27 to Sept. 5.


Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle,