Coast Guard Brass Quintet


The United States Coast Guard Brass Quintet represents the Coast Guard throughout the nation and the world in a variety of capacities including concerts, ceremonies, and masterclasses. Notable appearances include: performances throughout Taiwan in 2010, presenting presidential honors for the Inaugural Luncheon at the Capitol for George W. Bush in 2005 and Barack Obama in 2013, a performance in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Coast Guard Band Chamber Players recital, participating in the ceremonial wreath laying at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Pearl Harbor Day 2008, performing for the gala re-opening of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium in 2010, a recital at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans as part of bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812, and playing the National Anthem at Fenway Park on Memorial Day 2012. The quintet—which performs repertoire ranging from classic brass literature to marches and popular genres—can be heard on the U.S. Coast Guard Band’s disc of chamber music, Strauss to Stravinsky. As one of the busiest small ensembles in the band, the quintet travels extensively during the year and augments the scope of the full U.S. Coast Guard Band.

  • MU1 Joel Baroody, trumpet
  • MU1 Christopher Lane, trumpet
  • MU1 Timothy Bedard, horn
  • MU1 Karna Millen, trombone
  • MUCS Richard Denton, tuba and group leader