When: Sun., July 26, 6:30 p.m. 2009
The “Commit to Courage” Host Committee, with Honorary Chairman Richard M. Daley, invites you to attend a special concert by the United States Coast Guard Band, led by CDR Kenneth Megan. Since its formation in 1925, the Coast Guard Band has developed an international reputation as one of the finest professional concert bands in the world, offering music of great variety and appeal. The concert will feature a tribute to jazz legend, Bix Beiderbecke, and will include ensembles from his well known collection: •“Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” •“Singin’ The Blues” •“Dardanella” This concert is in support of the upcoming September Medal of Honor Convention in Chicago. The convention is held each year to honor and recognize recipients of the Medal of Honor, which is the highest and most prestigious military award given.