The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you to attend its 30th 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, explore inspiration and the creative process. Featuring music of varying styles, with educational activities and fun audience interaction, this program will thrill students and teachers (and state education standards) alike!
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.
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 below information to Chief Musician Megan Sesma by October 1st, 2013 at 9am to schedule your school. Schools will be accepted on a “First come, first served basis”. A teacher packet will be emailed by October 5th to attending schools. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Leamy Hall Auditorium next fall.
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 K-12 depending on date selected. 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.