Sergeant First Class Emily 'MJ' McAleesejergins is a vocalist with the Benny Havens Band at West Point. As a three-year-old budding entertainer in Indiana, she immediately knew she wanted to pursue a life in the arts. She attended Butler University as a Vocal Performance and Music Education major, and there discovered the world of Army Music.
Sgt. 1st Class McAleesejergins has been a vocalist for the United States Military for 13 years. She enlisted in the Army National Guard as a vocalist in 2003 and has performed on two U.S. Army Soldier Show tours and has been the lead vocalist with three National Guard Bands. Before coming to West Point, Sgt. 1st Class McAleesejergins lived in Nashville, Tennessee where she performed and taught private lessons. In 2015, Sgt. 1st Class McAleesejergins joined the West Point Band as a vocalist, where she also serves on the production and social media teams. When she's not singing at West Point, you can probably find her doing Zumba in her kitchen, covered in powdered sugar while baking something delicious.