United States Coast Guard Band Concert, Free

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:36pm

*** As of 9/9/16, all advance tickets have been distributed. The show is open to non-ticket holders after 6:45p.m. *** 

Discover Quincy, the Quincy Chamber of Commerce and the City of Quincy are honored to present free admission to the United States Coast Guard Band in Concert on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Quincy High School's Lloyd Hill Center for Performing Arts.  This free concert is being held in recognition of the 300th Anniversary of the Boston Light. Director, Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson assembles a program honoring the rich history of America and the Coast Guard. The diverse program includes Verdi’s overture to “La Forza del Destino,” Schuman’s “Chester,” Morton Gould’s “American Ballads,” marches, and a rousing performance by the Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band. 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 US 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. "We are honored to host this event in collaboration with the tricentennial of Boston Light; a national maritime icon. The Boston Harbor Islands are in Quincy's backyard and Boston Light can be seen from various locations along our shoreline. There's even a replica at the gas station on Southern Artery" says Margaret Laforest, Vice President of Tourism for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and are available for pick-up (or send a self-addressed stamped envelope) at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce: 180 Old Colony Ave. 2nd Floor, Quincy, MA 02170. For more information, please call  Tickets are required and are available for pick-up at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce: 180 Old Colony Ave. 2nd Floor, Quincy, MA 02170 or by calling (617) 471-1700. Tickets can also be picked up at Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams Street and NorthEast Community Bank, 281 Quincy Ave.