College musical groups to perform with U.S. Coast Guard Academy Band

The Connecticut College Department of Music presents "American Traditions," a joint presentation by the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Band, on Monday, March 3, 7 p.m. in Evans Hall of Cummings Arts Center.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Gary Buttery co-directs the program with Chief Warrant Officer Ian Frenkel, the director of bands at the Academy. The bands will perform works by American composers including Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and the Gershwin brothers, as well as the popular “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett.

“We are delighted to have another opportunity to collaborate with our Coast Guard Academy friends from across the street,” said Midge Thomas, associate professor of music and chair of the Connecticut College music department. “The students work together really well, and the combined bands sound great.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at 860-439-2728.

February 25, 2014