“The President’s Own”


“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

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

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce that the following six high school musicians have been selected to participate in the final round of the Marine Band’s 2015 Concerto Competition. 

Samantha White, flute, from St. Charles, Ill.

Taiga Ultan, flute, from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Allen Chang, clarinet, from Ann Arbor, Mich.

Chad Lilley, alto saxophone, from Olney, Md.

Joe Broom, euphonium, from McLean, Va.

Anthony Brattoli, tuba, from Tinley Park, Ill.

The final round of the competition will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, 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 receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and perform in concert with the Marine Band at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 22 at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria.


Information about the 2016 Competition will be posted in late spring.

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

Download 2015 Application