NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sunday June 7th at 2 p.m. in Leamy Concert Hall, the Coast Guard Band’s annual Lewis J. Buckley Guest Artist Series welcomes Michael Haithcock, Director of Bands at the University of Michigan.
The concert opens with Shostakovich’s lively “Festive Overture,” moving to Percy Grainger’s beloved “Lincolnshire Posy.” Next is David Maslanka’s multi-faceted work, “Traveler,” which depicts the stages and flow of life. Soprano Soloist Megan Weikleenget graces the stage to perform “Musettas Waltz” from Puccini’s “La Boheme,” and the program concludes with Leonard Bernstein’s compelling “On the Waterfront Suite.”
Michael Haithcock assumed his duties as Director of Bands and Professor of Music (Conducting) at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2001 after twenty-three years on the faculty of Baylor University. Following in the footsteps of William D. Revelli and H. Robert Reynolds, Professor Haithcock conducts the internationally renowned University of Michigan Symphony Band, guides the acclaimed band and wind ensemble graduate conducting program, and provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the University of Michigan’s diverse and historic band program. In February of 2012, he was named an Arthur Thurnau Professor by the University of Michigan which is the University’s highest award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Leamy Concert Hall is located at 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320 and is accessible to the handicapped. All visitors to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy must present valid state-issued photo ID.
In this video MUCM Ginny Sturm reflects on her time in the band. She will be retiring on April 10th after an illustrious career of 30 years.