Posted by Daryl Hickman on April 21, 1999 at 12:31:26:
In Reply to: Coast Guard Band posted by curious on April 19, 1999 at 22:57:42:
In my opinion, the U.S. Coast Guard Band is equal to the "D.C." bands. The competition for the positions in the USCG band is fierce and seems to draw the best musicians around. It is the only band of the Coast Guard and although located at the academy in New London, it is not considered an "academy" band. Of course, the academy bands - West Point, Annapolis, Band of the Rockies are excellent ensembles. Having had the pleasure of hearing all of the D.C. bands as well as the Coast Guard band live, I can say that they are all top notch organizations.
Daryl Hickman, tubist
571st Air Force Band
Missouri Air National Guard