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VFW Presents U.S. Coast Guard Band
The free concert will be performed at the Kauffman Center for
Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.
June 20, 2017
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Band performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as part of its 2017 concert tour. Director, Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson and Assistant Director Richard Wyman lead an engaging program with works by Shostakovich, Maslanka, Brubeck, Oquin, Sousa, and others. Dazzling soloists include the Band’s native Texans and soprano Megan Weikleenget. This concert is presented with the generous support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
The United States Coast Guard Band is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security. The 55-member ensemble is based at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. In addition to performing concert tours around the nation, the Band has also played in the former Soviet Union, Canada, England, Japan and Taiwan. In 2008, the Coast Guard Band became the first premier American military band to perform a concert tour of Japan. Concerts are free and open to the public and include a broad spectrum of music, from wind ensemble classics to swinging jazz charts.
This event is free and open to the public. While free, tickets are required and can be reserved here. The Kauffman Center is located at 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 and is accessible to those with disabilities. For more on the Coast Guard Band, visit http://www.uscg.mil/band/, “like” them on Facebook, or call the Concert Information Line at (860) 701-6826.