NEW LONDON, Conn. – On Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. EDT from the Virtual Concert Hall via Livestream, your United States Coast Guard Band celebrates the 230-year legacy of the Coast Guard. This performance of previously recorded material honors the ethos of the Coast Guard with Americana at its finest. Through the Virtual Concert Hall, the Coast Guard Band remains committed to representing the men and women of our service and highlighting the talents of our excellent musicians.

The festivities open with John Williams’s “Liberty Fanfare” and “The Pathfinder of Panama” march by John Philip Sousa. Chief Musician Sean Nelson’s fresh arrangement of “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” is heard with “Americans We” performed by the Brass Quintet and James Beckel’s “American Dream.” Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet No. 12 is delivered by the Clarinet Quartet while Louis Panella’s “American Red Cross” march gives a nod to noble public service. A tune from the Dixieland Jazz Band is followed by Gene Scheer’s stirring “American Anthem” featuring soprano soloist Musician 1st Class Megan Weikleenget and the “Chief Petty Officer March” by Thomas Labadorf honors the enlisted workforce. To commemorate this special occasion, the Band performs “Happy Birthday” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Happy Birthday United States Coast Guard—going strong at 230. Semper Paratus!

Due to concerns regarding the spread of Coronavirus, the Coast Guard Band will not be performing for live audiences until further notice. In the meantime, please enjoy virtual performances via YouTube by searching “United States Coast Guard Band” and subscribing. The Virtual Concert Hall can be accessed through a Livestream link on our Facebook page, which is also active with updates and video performances from our talented musicians. For more information on the United States Coast Guard Band, visit www.uscg.mil/band, or “like” us on Facebook. We hope to “see” you there!

Concert Link: https://livestream.com/cga/aug-4-2020

Connecticut Media Group