School Concerts 2024

Dear Music Educator,

The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you and your students to attend its 36th 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. Coast Guard Band Assistant Director CWO Jeffrey Spenner leads the Band in exploring music and how it connects, informs, interacts with, and enhances other areas of curriculum and life. Past years have focused on geography, science, and visual art. The program will showcase the various sections of the band and highlight the collaborative way musicians come together to make beautiful music. Students will enjoy learning and listening to great music performed by world-class musicians in this interactive presentation.

For more information on how to attend, please click on the letters below:


Elementary/Middle School Program:Elementary Program Letter High School Program:High School Program Letter

To request attendance please fill out the corresponding forms below:

Elementary/Middle School Program Request Form

High School Program Request Form 

Please note: seats are reserved on a "first come, first served" basis. We look forward to seeing you!

Map of USCG Academy/Bus Info (.pdf)
Bus Driver Letter and Directions (.doc)








Background/Purpose:  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 K-12.  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.