This year marks the 87th lighting of the National Christmas Tree. The President traditionally celebrates the Christmas season with the fanfare and entertainment. This year was no different but this year some of the entertainment from the event is going to be performing in Coventry on December 16th.
While First Lady Michelle Obama read the “Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore in Washington she is not expected to attend Coventry’s celebration. The U. S. Coast Guard Band which performed on the Ellipse at the White House will be performing here in Coventry on December 16th.
If you want to see the National Christmas Tree celebration the taped broadcast it will be aired on CPTV on December 13th at 9:00 pm. Other musical performers include Grammy award-winning group Maroon 5; singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles; and blues artist B.B. King.
The Coventry Holiday Concert with the U. S. Coast Guard Band will be held at Coventry High School Veteran’s Auditorium from 7-9:00 pm on Thursday December 16th. The event is free. Coventry Human Services will be collecting donations to benefit the Holiday Food and Gift Program. Donations of new and unwrapped gifts for all ages and gift cards will be welcome.
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. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a quality performance presented by the dedicated men and women of our military.
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