Education

School Concerts

"Space Jam"
Fall 2018 Program

The U.S. Coast Guard Band invites you and your students to attend its 32nd 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 program, led by Coast Guard Band conductors, is titled “Space Jam” and features music inspired by the final frontier, space.  Students experience music by great composers including music by John Williams (“The Force Awakens”), Richard Strauss (“A Brass Fanfare”), Gustav Holst (“Mars Bringer of War”), and John Williams (“Flight”). The Band’s vocalist, Megan Weikleenget, also performs (“Fly Me to the Moon”). This program will thrill students and teachers (and state education standards) alike!

 

U.S. Coast Guard Band School Concerts

“Space Jam”

 

Performances for Elementary students (Grades K-5)

Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September18th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Performances for Middle School students (Grades 6-8)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Performance and Clinic for High School Musicians
Monday, September 24th, 2018:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00-11:45 Brown Bag Lunch (bring your own)
11:45-12:00 Meet and Greet in Leamy Hall
12:15-1:15 Clinic with Coast Guard Band members (do not bring an instrument)

High School Clinic Form .doc
 

 

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:

1. the number of students and chaperones planning to attend
2. the number of buses scheduled to transport them
3. the date desired
4. 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 September 14th 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 August 27th to attending schools. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to Leamy Hall Auditorium next fall.

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 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.