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The U.S. Coast Guard Band

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The U.S. Coast Guard Band

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August 1, 2019
7:30 pm

Venue

Frauenthal Theater

Tickets: FREE - Ticket required, limit 4 per household

FREE Concert
Ticket Give-Away begins June 24, 2019 at 11am, Frauenthal Center Box Office only.  Limit 4 per household.

Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Band
Press Release
Date: May 8, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

U.S. Coast Guard Band Great Lakes Tour
NEW LONDON, Conn.—Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, Michigan,
the U.S. Coast Guard Band performs in concert as part of their 2019 tour of the Great Lakes region. Director,
Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson, and Assistant Director, Chief Warrant Officer Jeffrey Spenner
bring you a rousing program featuring the Band’s talented soloists and wide ranging repertoire for wind
ensemble.
Selections are drawn from the following: Powerful works of Americana such as Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln
Portrait,” George Gershwin’s “American in Paris,” and Julie Giroux’s “Ft. McHenry Suite.” Soloists include
Michigan native Steven Petersen performing Mayuzumi’s “Concerto for Xylophone,” and University of
Michigan graduate Joseph D’Aleo performing Claude Smith’s “Fantasia for Alto Saxophone.” From Buffalo,
New York, Soprano Soloist Megan Weikleenget sings Puccini’s “Quando men vo,” and a joyous “Tribute to
Julie Andrews.” Music by John Williams, Gustav Holst, and John Philip Sousa round out the programs.
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 U.S. 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.
Hosted by Muskegon Community Concert Association, this event is free and open to the public. Tickets will
be available beginning June 24 at 11 a.m. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 11-5:30p.m., phone
(231)-727-8001 or online at frauenthal.org. The Frauenthal Center is located at 425 W. Western Avenue,
Muskegon, MI 49440 and is accessible to those with disabilities. For more on the Coast Guard Band and the
summer 2019 concert tour, visit www.uscg.mil/band, and “like” us on Facebook.