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The U.S. Coast Guard Band


2014 Fall School Concert Series

The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you to attend its 31st annual School Concert Series in Leamy Hall Auditorium on the grounds of the historic U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. These age-specific performances allow students to experience an educational and entertaining hour long performance by a world-class 50-piece Concert Band.

This year’s performances, led by the Band’s Assistant Director Richard Wyman highlight the music of American composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, John Adams, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington.  The music of these composers continues to define America's culture. What makes their music great?  What makes their music American?  Students discover, explore, and experience important creative characteristics of each composer's music, and hear it performed by one of America's greatest Concert Bands!

Ives, Copland, Adams, Gershwin, and Ellington

Performances for Elementary students (Grades K-5)
Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. *Concert is FULL*
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Performances for Middle School students (Grades 6-8)
Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. *Concert is FULL*
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. *Concert is FULL*

Performance and Clinic for High School Musicians (Grades 9-12)
November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Additional Information for High School Program
*High School Clinic is full*

Confirmation for bookings will only be made on the specific date(s) designated for your grade level(s).  Over 200,000 students have attended our school concerts over the past 30 years, and all indications are that this year’s concerts will be as popular as ever. We strongly recommend that you make reservations as soon as possible.

To organize these concerts effectively, we need to know:

1. # of students and chaperones planning to attend
2. # of buses scheduled to transport them
3. Date desired
4. Your name, school address, phone number, email address and personal cell phone in the case of emergency on the day of the concert.

If you wish for your students to be among those in attendance, please write, call (860-701-6832), FAX (860-444-8475), or email (, the above information to Chief Musician Megan Sesma  to schedule your school.

Schools will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.   A teacher packet will be emailed to attending schools. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Leamy Hall Auditorium next fall!

Last Modified 10/21/2014