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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Colonel Michael J. Colburn, Director
“The President’s Own” Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.
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Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert - Transformations Marine Chamber Orchestra Performs Works by Shchedrin and Stravinsky

By Staff Sgt. Brian Rust | April 02, 2014

This Sunday, April 6, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform the concert “Transformations” featuring the music of composers Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by Col. Michael J. Colburn, the performance will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va. MORE
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Marine Band Concert: Featuring Guest Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero Marine Band Welcomes Guest Conductor to the Podium

By MSgt Kristin duBois | March 27, 2014

Throughout his nearly 10 years as Marine Band Director, Colonel Michael J. Colburn has invited a number of prominent guest conductors to take the podium of “The President’s Own,” including Leonard Slatkin, José Serebrier, Osmo Vänskä, Gerard Schwarz, and John Williams. At 7:30 p.m., March 31, the Marine Band will add one of the brightest conducting MORE
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Chamber Music Series Concert: Brass and Percussion Chamber Music Series Highlights Brass and Percussion

By SSgt Rachel Ghadiali | March 20, 2014

This Sunday, March 23, “The President’s Own” will perform a chamber music series program featuring the brass and percussionists of the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra. Coordinated by Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Wolin and Staff Sgt. Michael Warnick, the performance will take place at 2 p.m. in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks MORE
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Sousa’s March Mania: Vote for Your Favorite March

By Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali | March 07, 2014

When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band could be considered a prime resource, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa. That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the MORE
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Monthly Audio Downloads Include New Music and Girl Scouts March

By Staff Sgt. Brian Rust | March 07, 2014

In celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the United States Girl Scouts, this month’s March of the Month audio download is Axel W. E. Austin’s “United States Girl Scouts” march, arranged by George F. Briegel. Girl Scouts of the USA was officially formed on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. Conducted by Assistant MORE
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Chamber Music Series Features Mozart, Shostakovich, and Copland

By Master Sgt. Kristin duBois | March 07, 2014

This week’s Chamber Music Series concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9 in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C., and feature the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Aaron Copland. The program’s coordinator, clarinetist Gunnery Sgt. William Bernier, asked MORE
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