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!
U. S. Coast Guard Band’s School Concerts
Performances for Elementary students (Grades K-5)
Performances for Middle School students (Grades 6-8)
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 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.