The United States Coast Guard Band will be pleased to present a FREE concert at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts located at 3865 N Wickham Road in Melbourne, FL on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. This event is part of the “Southern Connections” Concert Tour, a two-week mission touring the Coast Guard Sectors of Charleston, Jacksonville, Miami and St. Petersburg. The event is presented and supported through community engagement initiatives and activities through the Titan Youth Theater, a division of Eastern Florida State College and the King Center for the Performing Arts.
This concert is free and open to the public. Ticket reservations are required and can be obtained on a first-come basis at http://www.kingcenter.com/schedule-of-events/6048-the-us-coast-guard-band.
The band schedules a nationwide tour each year and is excited to return to the Southeast for the first time as a full band since 2008. Since the band rotates through five regional divisions across the United States, each concert tour is a rare and unmissable event. the opportunity to see all 55 members of the Coast Guard Band in person. Musical selections will include favorite band treasures, virtuoso solos, driving marches, new music from American composers and patriotic classics in a program that will put audiences on their feet.
Established in 1925, the United States Coast Guard Band is the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security and is the Coast Guard’s only professional musical ensemble. The group serves the country and the American people through its mission of promoting public goodwill toward the U.S. Coast Guard and our country, preserving and honoring the heritage, traditions, and history of the Coast Guard. and our nation, enhancing pride within our service, supporting Coast Guard recruiting activities and performing official duties.
For more information about the band, including the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols, other venues on the “Southern Connections” tour, information about the band’s administrators and members, social media links , etc., please visit the band’s website at www.uscg .mil/band.