The United States Coast Guard Band is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. Based at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut and under the direction of Lieutenant Commander Adam R. Williamson, the Band has performed concert tours around the nation. In 2008, the Coast Guard Band became the first premier American military band to perform a concert tour of Japan. They have also played in Canada, England, and Taiwan. Concerts are free and open to the public and include a broad spectrum of music, from wind ensemble classics to swinging jazz charts.
In the spirit of Memorial Day, this 55-piece ensemble from New London, CT, plays a selection of patriotic songs and American standards. Following their performance, they will participate in Canción para Banda Militar (Song for a Military Band), 2014.
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Photo @mfa.org Harold Shapiro.
Generously supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.