“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
On July 22, 2015, the Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Summer Fare
On July 22, 2015, the Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On July 21, 2015, the Marine Band performed the National Anthem at Nationals Park. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
U.S. Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park
On July 21, 2015, the Marine Band performed the National Anthem at Nationals Park. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra, July 18, 2015
Marine Chamber Orchestra
Marine Chamber Orchestra, July 18, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the Marine Band performed for a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Full Honors Funeral
On July 15, 2015, the Marine Band performed for a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
The U.S. Marine Corps Band conducts the opening performance of the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost and Rep. Ruben Gallego. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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The U.S. Marine Corps Band conducts the opening performance of the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost and Rep. Ruben Gallego. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
On June 23, 2015, Drum Major Master Sgt. Duane King led the Marine Band in an enhanced cordon ceremony at the Pentagon for Gen. Volker Wieker, the Chief of Defense for the German Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
Enhanced Cordon For Germany
On June 23, 2015, Drum Major Master Sgt. Duane King led the Marine Band in an enhanced cordon ceremony at the Pentagon for Gen. Volker Wieker, the Chief of Defense for the German Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
Members of the U.S. Marine Band perform at a reception held at the Home of the Commandants prior to the start of an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015. The Honorable Mac Thornberry was the guest of honor for the parade and Gen. John M. Paxton, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Evening Parade
Members of the U.S. Marine Band perform at a reception held at the Home of the Commandants prior to the start of an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015. The Honorable Mac Thornberry was the guest of honor for the parade and Gen. John M. Paxton, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
On June 20, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program included Einojuhani Rautavaara’s An Epitaph for Béla Bartók, Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor, and Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert
On June 20, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program included Einojuhani Rautavaara’s An Epitaph for Béla Bartók, Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor, and Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
The Marine Band performed an outdoor Summer Fare concert on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening, June 11. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Marine Band Summer Fare Concert
The Marine Band performed an outdoor Summer Fare concert on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening, June 11. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. (EDT) - Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the final concert in the Summer Orchestra Series will include Alexander Glazunov’s Theme and Variations in G Minor, Opus 97, Russell Peck’s Signs of Life II, and George Antheil’s Serenade for String Orchestra. In addition, the chamber orchestra will perform Boris Papandopulo’s Concerto for Xylophone and String Orchestra, featuring soloist Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Wolin. The performance, which will be held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., is free and no tickets are required.
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert: Summer Series
Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. (EDT) - Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the final concert in the Summer Orchestra Series will include Alexander Glazunov’s Theme and Variations in G Minor, Opus 97, Russell Peck’s Signs of Life II, and George Antheil’s Serenade for String Orchestra. In addition, the chamber orchestra will perform Boris Papandopulo’s Concerto for Xylophone and String Orchestra, featuring soloist Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Wolin. The performance, which will be held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., is free and no tickets are required.
The United States Marine Band performs at the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington, where Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was the invited guest of honor May 22, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
Friday Evening Parade
The United States Marine Band performs at the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington, where Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was the invited guest of honor May 22, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
The Marine Band performs during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Marine Band performs during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
The Marine Band performed its annual Memorial Day Summer Blast Off concert on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
Summer Blast Off!
The Marine Band performed its annual Memorial Day Summer Blast Off concert on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
On May 14-15, 2015, Drum Majors from fleet Marine Corps bands, Washington, D.C. service bands, and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy came together for a Drum Major clinic to hone their skills and share ideas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Band Drum Major Clinic
On May 14-15, 2015, Drum Majors from fleet Marine Corps bands, Washington, D.C. service bands, and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy came together for a Drum Major clinic to hone their skills and share ideas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returned to the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park with a special program that Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig built around the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air. Music is often the representation and inspiration of the world both around and within us and this concert explores the classical elements in classical music, from fire in Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks to water in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, and earth with Darius Milhaud’s depiction of the genesis of the planet itself in La Création du monde. These elements are all tied together by the very wind that powers this grand acoustic ensemble called the concert band.
While the ancient Greeks first presented the concept of the four elements, the Eastern Asian cultures transformed the idea into a belief in the transmission of energy between elements, to include wood and metal. These elements are represented in grand fashion in Jennifer Higdon’s virtuosic Percussion Concerto.
Elements
“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returned to the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park with a special program that Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig built around the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air. Music is often the representation and inspiration of the world both around and within us and this concert explores the classical elements in classical music, from fire in Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks to water in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, and earth with Darius Milhaud’s depiction of the genesis of the planet itself in La Création du monde. These elements are all tied together by the very wind that powers this grand acoustic ensemble called the concert band. While the ancient Greeks first presented the concept of the four elements, the Eastern Asian cultures transformed the idea into a belief in the transmission of energy between elements, to include wood and metal. These elements are represented in grand fashion in Jennifer Higdon’s virtuosic Percussion Concerto.
On April 26, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed the Young People’s Concert: Music History Mystery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Young People's Concert: Music History Mystery
On April 26, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed the Young People’s Concert: Music History Mystery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
April 8, 2015 - members of the Marine Band pose with Joe Cosgrove Jr., World War II veteran, at the National World War II Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps phot by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Honor Flight Chicago
On April 8, 2015, members of the Marine Band pose with Joe Cosgrove Jr., World War II veteran, at the National World War II Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps phot by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a pair of Irish tunes during the 2015 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, March 18, 2015.
Free Country
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a pair of Irish tunes during the 2015 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, March 18, 2015.
Mission
“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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