The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you and your students 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, surrounds students (literally and figuratively) with great music inspired by things that “surround” our daily lives- such as firecrackers, insects, parades, and nuclear reactors! Featuring music of varying styles, with educational activities and fun audience interaction, this program will thrill students and teachers (and state education standards) alike!
Performances for Elementary students (Grades K-5)
Friday, October 23th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. *concert is full*
Monday, October 26th 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Performances for Middle School students (Grades 6-8)
Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Performance for High School Musicians
Performances for High School students (Grades 9-12)
Monday November 9th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
In addition to the above school day assembly programs, the Band also offers a special Saturday morning performance of “Music 360.” Adults and children alike will enjoy this entertaining and educational concert that “surrounds” you with music.
Coast Guard Band Family Concert
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
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 the number of students and chaperones planning to attend, the number of buses scheduled to transport them, the date desired, and 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 (Megan.C.Sesma@uscg.mil), the above information to Chief Musician Megan Sesma by October 1st, 2015 at 9am to schedule your school. Schools will be accepted on a “First come, first served basis”. A teacher information packet will be emailed by September 15th to attending schools. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Leamy Hall Auditorium next fall.
Chief Musician Megan Sesma
U.S. Coast Guard Band
The Coast Guard Band School Concerts have become a staple of our annual commitment to educating and entertaining Connecticut students. These concerts are performed several times each spring and are attended by over 7000 students in grades 4-8. Presented in Leamy Concert Hall at the USCG Academy, these educational and entertaining concerts utilize visual and storytelling elements to help students appreciate music while gaining valuable exposure to the Band and the Coast Guard.