Fairwinds is a select ensemble of eight female singers chosen from the Cadet Glee Club by audition. They feature close harmony renditions of a variety of music, specializing in show/swing tunes.
Performances by the Glee Club are usually highlighted by the Fairwinds and have enthralled audiences near and far. The group travels extensively throughout the country to sing for both public and official functions. The USO, the Coast Guard Foundation, the Seafarer's International, the New England Governor's Conference – to name a few – have all hosted the group in the past years.
The group's director and musical arranger is Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director of Cadet Vocal Music at the Coast Guard Academy.