Members are active members of the Navy, using music to fulfill their military mission. Grimm, for example, studied saxophone at Towson University and holds the rank of musician first class. He also serves as assistant webmaster and auditions manager for the band.
This is not the first time the Sea Chanters have played at the Palace. The first appearance a few years ago drew a nice crowd on both the floor and the balcony. Sean Allen, the Palace's marketing director, said that while the theater tries to offer entertainment options for a variety of price ranges, it knows not everyone can afford to take in live shows. So the theater likes to have some free options, too.
"It's just kind of like our civic duty," Allen said. "It's something we liked to do."
Although the show is free, people do need tickets to attend. They can be picked up at the box office or reserved by calling the Palace at 465-3334.
If people can't make it to the theater ahead of time or reserve tickets for any reason, Allen said they can come by on the day of the show and chances are, there will be tickets available.
Watching the chorus would make a fun afternoon for all ages, Allen said.
"It's a great show," he said. "It's really a high-quality performance.""