New Haven announced that a performance by the U.S. Coast Guard Band in celebration of Independence Day will be held on July 4, according to a release
The live concert will be held at 8 p.m. in Wilbur Cross High School Field
prior to the city's annual July 4th Fireworks, the release said. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard Band is the "premier
band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of
Homeland Security," the release said. "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."
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Attendees are encouraged to view the
fireworks from Wilbur Cross High School Field as no spectators or
vehicles will be allowed on the East Rock Park summit
for the fireworks display, the release said.
Haven's fireworks display can be viewed from any location
where the Angel of Peace is visible. Food Vendors will be on site.
Parking is available at Wilbur Cross High School. Access to East Rock
Summit will be closed to traffic the evening of July 3 through the completion of the fireworks, the release said.
In case of rain, the Coast Guard band
will perform in the Wilbur Cross High School Auditorium and the
fireworks display will be postponed until July 5, the release said.
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