The USCGA Idlers is a select group of male singers chosen by audition from the Cadet Glee Club. This chamber ensemble specializes in the performance of sea chanteys and patriotic music and travel annually to entertain people throughout the country. Appearances have included performances at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, the annual Sea Fest in Miami, an All-Military Ball in Dallas, the Coast Guard Foundation Dinner in San Francisco, Disneyworld in Orlando, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. They have also performed for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as for numerous Presidential Inaugurations.
The group's director and musical arranger is Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director of Cadet Vocal Music at the Coast Guard Academy.