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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
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“The President’s Own” United States 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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What is Old is New Again

By Master Sgt. Kristin duBois | August 11, 2014

The Marine Band’s Summer Fare performances on Aug. 13 and 14, conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, will feature selections to delight and entertain a range of ages. From classic transcriptions from the golden age of bands to more present-day arrangements and lush romantic melodies to the world première of Paul Lavender’s transcription MORE
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A “Distinctly British” Marine Chamber Orchestra

By Master Sgt. Kristin duBois | August 11, 2014

In his first Marine Chamber Orchestra concert, 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin will conduct a distinctly British program comprised entirely of music written “across the pond.” Selections include Sir Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor, Opus 20; David Lyon’s Concerto for Horn and Strings, featuring soloist Gunnery Sgt. Greta Richard; Peter MORE
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Assistant Drum Major and the Battle of Tarawa

By Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali | August 11, 2014

Four years ago, trumpet player Staff Sergeant Steven Williams, then a member of the 2d Marine Division Band, stood on a beach in the Pacific Ocean to sound “Taps” for the fallen of the Battle of Tarawa. As the current Assistant Drum Major of the Marine Band, Williams recently led the band in a funeral for World War II casualty Pfc. Randolph Allen, MORE
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August Audio Includes Mozart’s “Gran Partita” and Sousa March

By Marine Band Public Affairs | August 11, 2014

The Director’s Choice audio download for the month of August is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat, K. 361, “Gran Partita.” The work is only one of three pieces that Mozart contributed to the medium “Harmoniemusik,” music for pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons that was very popular during Mozart’s time. However, the MORE
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