The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you to attend its 29th annual School Concert Series for students in Leamy Hall Auditorium on the grounds of the historic U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The concerts will begin at 10 a.m. on April 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, May 1 and 3 and will last approximately one hour.
This year the Coast Guard Band will present a program entitled, Coast Guard Heroes: A Fantastic Four. In this year’s program four historical figures will be telling his or her story incorporated in music highlighting the Coast Guard’s Core Values. Douglas Munro the only Coast Guard recipient of the Medal of Honor saved 200 marines at Guadalcanal in 1942, his story highlights his Devotion to Duty. Ida Lewis, “The Bravest Woman in America,” saved over 40 lives during her time as a lighthouse keeper in Newport, RI. She was honored in 1881 with the Gold Lifesaving Medal from the United States Government for her abilities as a life-saver. Joshua James a sea captain and Life-saving Station Keeper during the late 1800’s earned respect leading his men on life-saving missions and is credited with saving over 600 lives during his lifetime. These Coast Guard historical figures will appear in uniform during the hour long concert and give a speech during or before a selection of music.
The concert is primarily geared for grades 4 - 8, and is designed to be both educational and entertaining. Over 100,000 students have attended our young people’s concerts over the past 29 years, and all indications are that this year’s concert will be as popular as ever. We strongly recommend that you make reservations as soon as possible.
The 2013 School Concert Series will take place from 10-11am on April 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, May 1 and 3, 2013.. In the case of inclement weather, a snow day may be scheduled.
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 information below to Chief Musician Megan Sesma (Megan.c.Sesma@uscg.mil) by April 15th to schedule your school:
Schools will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To supplement or help prepare your students for the concert, a special “teacher’s guide” will be mailed in April. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Leamy Concert Hall!
The Coast Guard Band School Concerts are 45-50 minutes in length, geared toward grades 4-8. Concerts begin at 10:00 a.m. in Leamy Hall Auditorium. We ask that schools arrive and be seated by 10:00.
The United States Coast Guard Academy is a military base, and as such, we have requests from security for the schools attending of our concerts. Schools will be required to provide a list of chaperone names, number of buses used to transport students, and follow loading and unloading procedures described below.
Upon arriving to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, buses will be directed to Leamy Hall. Teachers/Band Directors: Please wait to unload students from buses until directed to do so by Coast Guard Personnel. Buses will be loaded by school in the order in which they arrived.