By Sharon Aron Baron
The United States Coast Guard Band will travel to Parkland on April 7.
Under the direction of Commander Adam Williamson, they will perform at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as part of their 2022 National Concert Tour South Connections.
The program includes works by Kevin Day, John Philip Sousa, and more. Among the dazzling soloists are Floridian MU1 Tim Bedard and other instrumentalists in the group.
Representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, the 55-member ensemble has performed at some of the nation’s most prestigious venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Based at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the Coast Guard Band frequently appears in Washington, DC, at presidential and ministerial functions on formal and informal occasions.
Historic events include National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, American Bicentennial Celebration with President Gerald Ford, World War II fiftieth anniversary events in England, and Inaugural Celebrations for every President since Herbert Hoover .
The free concert is on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register here US-Coast-Guard-Band.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas is located at 5901 Pine Island Road.
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Sharon Aron Baron is a resident of Parkland and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide information, views and entertainment to Parkland residents.