For those of you who also played with the Nitecaps over the years:
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY
NITECAPS JAZZ BAND 50TH ANNIVERSARY
APRIL 17-18, 2010
The United States Coast Guard Academy Nitecaps Jazz Band will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday April 17 - 18, 2010 at Leamy Hall Auditorium on the grounds of the United States Coast Guard Academy. The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Nitecaps Jazz Band was formed in January 1959, under the direction of 1/C Nick Schowengerdt, to provide “swingin’ and cool” music for cadet dances. We would like to cordially invite members from the original Nitecaps Jazz Band, and all of the Nitecaps alums, who have performed with the Nitecaps since their inception, to participate in Nitecaps rehearsals and to perform on stage with the current Nitecaps members during the Nitecap’s 50th Anniversary Weekend Concert, which will take place at 2:00 PM on Sunday April 18, 2010 in the Leamy Hall Auditorium. This celebratory event will be free and open to the public. A full schedule of activities has also been coordinated to commemorate this momentous milestone.
The United States Coast Guard Academy Nitecaps Weekend will provide rehearsal time for Nitecaps alums to prepare for the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Concert. We will also provide an opportunity for those who would like to coordinate jam sessions with like-minded musicians, in the genre of your choosing. A no host trip to New London’s new Jazz Club, the Jazz Underground will be available for those who wish to experience some exciting live jazz performances. The 50th Anniversary Concert, and the subsequent Gala Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Banquet at the USCG Academy Officer’s Club will culminate the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Weekend. The following is a comprehensive schedule and Alumni Questionnaire for the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Weekend events.
United States Coast Guard Academy Nitecaps
Anniversary Weekend Schedule
Saturday April 17th
0900: Nitecaps Rehearsal, (Leamy Hall Lower Rehearsal Room.)
1100: Nitecaps Alumni join Rehearsal, (Leamy Hall Lower Rehearsal Room.)
1200: Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Post Rehearsal Luncheon in Lower Lounge.
1400: Open Jam Sessions. *
TBA: (No host) Trip to New London Jazz Underground Niteclub.
Sunday April 18th
1200: Rehearsal, (Leamy Hall Auditorium.)
1400: Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Concert, (Leamy Hall Auditorium.)
1630: Post Concert Gala Dinner at Officer’s Club
NITECAPS ALUMNI QUESTIONAIRE
*** Attire for Alumni performers will be coat and tie.
* Please indicate the type (genre) of Jam session that suits your musical interest, and we will coordinate the sessions.
___ I will perform on stage with the Nitecaps. We will send the music for the Alumni segment of the program. Please forward us your mailing address. (We can provide a limited number of instruments for those that do not wish to bring their own instruments to the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Concert.)
___ I will attend the Alumni rehearsal and the Luncheon on Saturday April 17, 2010.
___ I will attend the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Concert on Sunday April 18th.
___I will attend the Post-Concert Dinner on Sunday April 18th.
___ I will attend the trip to New London Jazz Underground Niteclub.
Please indicate size of 50th Anniversary T-Shirt M, L, XL, XXL.
**If you are still actively playing a music instrument, please list your present activities. (A listing of Nitecaps Alumni’s musical activities will be compiled in the official 50th Anniversary):
**** We will offer a package that includes all of the above events and our official Nitecaps 50th Anniversary t-shirt for $50.00. (Dinner $32.00, Lunch $8.00, Anniversary t-shirt $10.00.)
***THE NITECAPS 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND GALA BANQUET FEATURES***
A MARITIME BUFFET CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING:
STEAMSHIP ROUND OF BEEF
FRESH CARVED TURKEY BREAST
AU JUS, TURKEY GRAVY, CRANBERRY SAUCE
GARLIC MASHED POTATO
TRI COLOR PASTA SALAD
TOSSED GARDEN SALAD W/ IT AND RANCH
*** If you are only interested in attending the April 18th Post-Concert Dinner, the cost will be $32.00 per person.
If you are interested in participating in the Nitecaps Weekend activities, please RSVP by April 7, 2010 to CWO Kirk Edwards at 860-444-8461 or Kirk.Edwards@uscga.edu.
The Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Weekend Package includes.
Luncheon on Saturday April 17, 2010 in the Leamy Hall Lower Lounge.
The Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Post-Concert Commemorative Dinner on Sunday April 18th at the Coast Guard Academy Officer’s Club.
The Guest of honor for the Nitecaps 50th Anniversary Post Concert Gala Dinner will be Mr. Nick Schowengerdt and the original members of the 1959 Nitecaps. We will also feature reflections from other classes of the Nitecaps. Please contact CWO Edwards if you would like to propose contributions to the program.
**** Jazz Underground
33 Golden Street
New London, CT 06320-6010
Have a great spring break.
CWO Kirk Edwards