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“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 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 from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. 


2015 Competition:

The 2015 competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2014-15 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Previous competition winners and immediate family members of U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens. Application Packet with Repertoire

 Application packets must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2014, and should be mailed to the following address:

Susan L. Hodges
Vice President of Administration
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104
Dumfries, VA 22025-2043
Applications mailed directly to the Marine Band cannot be accepted.

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

Download 2015 Application