“The President’s Own”


“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Marine Band Concerto Competition

2016 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 cash prize.

The final round of the competition will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. The final round is presented as a recital and is open to the public. The winner will perform in concert with the Marine Band at

2 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area.

This year's finalists are:

Horn: J. Camron Bryant of Phenix City, AL

Oboe: Olivia Johann of Centreville, VA

Flute: Alejandro Lombo of Miramar, FL

Flute: Mei Stone of Waco, TX

Percussion: Jackson Riffle of Pleasant Hill, OH

Trombone: Ethan Shrier of Potomac, MD

Trumpet: Joshua Weckerly of Hatfield, PA


Watch an interview with 2013 co-winner trumpeter Rebecca Oliverio. 

Download 2016 Application