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Coast Guard Band Plays White Oak

Representatives of those who guard the nation's shores, gave a stirring performance in White Oak today. The United States Coast Guard band performed today at Simmons Auditorium at White Oak High School.  The event is part of a tour through Southern states.

The 50-member band, all active Coast Guard officers and enlisted, tour the country on good will visits, promoting the history of the branch. The group was formed in 1925 by members including John Philip Sousa.

The band plays all over the world for military and presidential functions.  The band will move on from east Texas for concerts in Austin and San Antonio.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.



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