OSHS Hosting Coast Guard Band for Free Concert

OSHS Hosting Coast Guard Band for Free Concert
Posted on 02/27/2020

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The Guardians Big Band Performs at Old Saybrook High School

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Saturday, March 28, at 6 p.m. the Guardians Big Band gives a free concert at Old Saybrook High School. Led by Chief Musician Sean Nelson, this swinging ensemble brings you the best of modern and classic big band charts performed by the Coast Guard Band’s amazing cast of musicians.

The program is an homage to the legendary bands of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, John Clayton, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Terry Gibbs, and others. Tunes include “Blues and the Abscessed Tooth,” “Second Time Around,” “Low Down,” “Moon River,” “Portrait of Louis Armstrong,” “Ko Ko,” “Back to Basiques,” and many more. The Guardians Big Band was founded in 2015 and performs throughout New England as a proud representative of the U.S. Coast Guard. The ensemble has collaborated with artists from Doc Severinsen to Lou Marini, and Joe McCarthy of the Afro-Bop Alliance Big Band.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Old Saybrook High School is located at 1111 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT, 06475. For more information on your United States Coast Guard Band, visit www.uscg.mil/band, “like” us on Facebook, or call the Concert Information Line at (860) 701-6826.