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Coast Guard Band presents virtual birthday concert Tuesday

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The United States Coast Guard will on Aug. 4 celebrate its 230th birthday, and the organization's elite band will present a virtual Livestream concert of previously recorded performances at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The program opens with John Williams' "Liberty Fanfare" and John Philip Sousa's "The Pathfinder of Panama." Also on the bill: Chief Musician Sean Nelson's arrangement to "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory"; and the Brass Quintet plays "Americans We" and "American Dream." The Clarinet Quintet contributes Dvorak's "American" String Quartet No. 12, followed by Louis Panella's "American Red Cross" march.

Also, soprano soloist Musican 1st Class Megan Weikleenget performs Thomas Labadorf's "The Chief Petty Officer's March," and the entire ensemble closes with "Happy Birthday" and "Stars and Stripes Forever."

To access the concert, go to the Coast Guard Band's Facebook page or visit www.uscg.mil/band.

 

 

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