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Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:43 pm

The Coast Guard is starting a new Auxiliary musician program.
If you would like to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary you must be a US Citizen and be over 17. At this time we are looking to form a Concert/Marching band. The first parade will be the Armed Forces Day parade in Torrance.
We will practice at the Coast Guard Base in San Pedro.
Email me if you are interested
mike@cgauxband.info

You do not have to go to boot camp or enlist to be in the Auxiliary.
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by MusicCoach » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:26 am



Sounds like a great opportunity
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:25 am

It is a great opportunity. It is a chance to create something great. We will play for change of commands, military funerals and at VA hospitals. It is a chance to serve your country as a musician.
There are benefits other than getting to wear the Coast Guard uniform.
If you were in the military its a chance to serve again. If you were never in the military this is a chance to serve. You don't enlist and you don't have to go to boot camp.

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by Jim Bunselmeier » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:09 pm

Any age restrictions besides being at least 18?

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:41 pm

Eligibility:

minimum of 17 years of age; no upper limit
cannot have been convicted of a felony
no physical requirements other than you must be physically and mentally capable of doing the jobs you choose.

http://hdept.cgaux.org/pdf/Prospective% ... ochure.pdf

If you have any questions please contact me.
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:36 pm

There is a band also starting in Arizona.
We will be meeting in Santa Monica on Sundays.
If you are 17 or older and would like to play email me.

mike@cgauxband.info

Here is a picture of the New York Flotilla
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=014-22-07

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by Jim Bunselmeier » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:47 pm

When do you think the band will start up?

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:36 am

Our first performance scheduled is NTRAIN August 2016. We will be combing with the Arizona band.
We have 19 in the flotilla so far with more joining. Most of the current members are professional musicians who are doing small performances at memorials and retirement ceremonies.
I am working on the concert/marching band.
We want to do the Armed Forces Day parade in Torrance and concerts in the park during the summer. During the Ball season we want to supply orchestras for all the services, so they can have a ball with music and dancing.

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by Jim Bunselmeier » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:31 pm

Was there a rehearsal yesterday?
When is the next one?

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:04 pm

Christmas Party is Saturday Dec 12th at the Yacht club.
Jan we are trying to get a Jazz band together for the Commodore's balls at the Costa Mesa Hilton.
We had a small Jazz band at the Commanders retirement party.
If you are interested in joining please contact me.
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:45 pm

Our first meeting of the year is
Thursday January 28th 7 - 9pm
SANTA MONICA WINDJAMMERS YACHT CLUB 3589 MINDANAO WAY, MARINA DEL REY
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by dmcoach » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:37 pm

Are legal residents allowed, or does the restriction stand for citizens only?
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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:13 am

To be in the Auxiliary you need to:
Be a U.S. Citizen
Be over 17 years of age
Clear a background check

To enlist you can be a resident. Anyone authorized to wear the uniform can join our band.
We will also need support staff you can come on base as a guest but you cant be a member unless you are a citizen.
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?uni ... -auxiliary

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:45 pm

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016 ... shows.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sty ... uto-draft/

They are already starting to shut down the military bands. This is a chance to serve your country and be a founding member of the California Coast Guard Auxiliary Band. If you have graduated high school and are not going to a college band here is a chance to keep playing.

Contact me at info@cgauxband.info for more information.

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Re: Coast Guard Auxiliary Band

Post by guama » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:33 am

We have started having rehearsals for current Auxiliary members. We are now opening up to new members.

Our rehearsals will be Mondays 7:30pm at
Santa Monica Windjammers YC located at 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.

We will have A finger printer there this Monday starting at 6:30 so bring your application packages, original or certified birth certificate or passport and driver’s license or Cal ID. We have apps if you don’t have one yet. Other guest musicians just come, sit in and check us out.

if you would like more information email info@cgauxband.info

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