|East Rock Park|
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New Haven fireworks, concert set for July 4
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."
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.
The New 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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