The Windjammers is the official drum and bugle corps of The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and dates back to 1957, when the Windjammers was formed as a traditional marching band to provide cadets of the Academy with a meaningful music program. The band started as a traditional military marching band and evolved to a contemporary, bell-front, corps style band and finally to a full-fledged drum and bugle corps.
Since their founding, the Windjammers have performed with distinction at special events, festivals and competitions throughout the United States. Some of their most memorable performances include NFL halftime shows for the Redskins, Colts, Eagles, Bills, Giants and Patriots; the Cherry Blossom Festival in our nation's capital, Fall Foliage Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts and the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. Special performances over the years have included the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, several Presidential Inaugurals, Disneyworld and the Shrine Bowl at Molson Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Participating in the Inter-service Band Competition against Navy and Air Force in Colorado Springs was another highlight for the group.