U.S. Coast Guard Academy - Leamy Hall Auditorium, 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT
Coast Guard Band Celebrates Independence
The Coast Guard Band presents Chief Warrant Officer Richard Wyman leading a “Sousa Spectacular” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The program honoring Independence Day will cover the spectrum of Sousa’s output, including “The Gypsy Baron Overture,” “Yorktown Centennial March,” “Looking Upward Suite,” featuring Chief Musician Gino Villarreal, trumpet soloist, “The Rifle Regiment March,” “The Liberty Bell March,” “Balance All and Swing Partners,” and of course, “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Soprano Soloist, Musician 1st Class Megan Weikleenget performs Puccini’s aria “O Mio Babino Caro” and Sousa’s “Tis the Last Rose of Summer.” The program is punctuated by Strauss’ “The Gypsy Baron Overture” and Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” The concert is free and open to the public. Leamy Hall is located at 15 Mohegan Ave, in New London. For more information, visit www.uscg.mil/band or call (860) 701-6826.