Tag: Coast Guard Band

Presidential performance from U.S. Coast Guard Band kicks off holiday season

Trombone Shorty performs a Christmas song with the U.S. Coast Guard Band during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at President's Park in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2015. The ceremony kicked off the centennial celebrations of the National Park Service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings.

The Coast Guard Band recently performed with several celebrities, special guests and the President of the United States during the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Members of the band gave insight in the preparations and overall excitement of the band during their visit to the nation’s capitol.

Coast Guard kicks off 225 years of Service to Nation

225 Years of Service to Nation

Aug. 4, 2015 marks the 225th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. Throughout the year, we’ll be unveiling a series of blog posts and other events that mark this important milestone. Stay tuned to learn more about the Coast Guard’s 225 years of Service to Nation and join the celebration!   We celebrate our

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Devotion to duty: CAPT Ken Megan conducts final band performance

Over the weekend, Capt. Ken Megan conducted his final concert before heading into retirement. The Coast Guard Academy’s Leamy Hall was packed with appreciative fans and the band shared the stage with dozens of former band members – myself included. Such devotion by both audience and colleagues is testament to his stellar career and the huge impact he has had on our band and the U.S. Coast Guard.

A legacy of goodwill: A tribute to Capt. Kenneth Megan


After close to four decades of performing with the U.S. Coast Guard Band, Capt. Kenneth Megan is retiring. The band’s final performance under his leadership took place yesterday in Leamy Hall at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. On his farewell week, Lt. Megan Mervar sat down with the departing director for his perspective on the role the band plays as ambassadors for our nation and the emotions he’s experienced during the band’s many performances.

Honoring BMCS Terrell Horne III


More than 1,000 people gathered at U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles – Long Beach in San Pedro today to attend a memorial ceremony honoring Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, a Coast Guardsman who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 2, 2012, while carrying out law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island.

The manners of our profession: remembering lives that ended tragically and too soon

Yesterday marked 32 years since the sinking of Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn. Twenty-three of the Blackthorn’s 50 crewmembers lost their lives during the Coast Guard’s worst peacetime disaster, and a memorial inscribed with the names of the crewmembers that perished now stands two miles north of the accident site. Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, Atlantic

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Latest Coast Guard Magazine online

Coast Guard Magazine

Post contributed by Coast Guard Magazine Editor, Chief CC Clayton. The latest issue of Coast Guard Magazine is hot off the press! Can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy? The latest issue can be viewed and downloaded online. Some highlights from this edition: Remember the crew who were lost when Coast Guard

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itCG – runaway dad indicted, ice rescue training, food relief

The United States Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet (pictured) and Saxophone Quartet departed for Taiwan yesterday to take part in the 2009 Chiayi City International Band Festival. As part of the Coast Guard Band, these talented musicians represent the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and the United States as they travel abroad. Break a

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