“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Summer Fare Features Music Both Old and New June 22, 2015 — This week’s Marine Band Summer Fare performances will feature an eclectic mix of both old and new works, including selections by “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss, Jr., and “The March King” John Philip Sousa, as well as more contemporary pieces by such composers as Adam Gorb and John Mackey. The concerts will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, MORE
Summer Fare Gets a Latin Beat June 15, 2015 — This week’s summer fare performances will feature grooving jazz rhythms as the Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol and at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 18 at Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va. The Thursday concert marks the first performance at the Pentagon Row location by members of “The MORE
Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project June 15, 2015 — This week, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will serve as the ensemble-in-residence for the National Band Association’s (NBA) 2015 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project. The project is the only competition of its kind that allows young artists, ages 29 and under, to work with renowned mentors in their field free of charge and to MORE
Summer Orchestra Series Commences with Rautavaara, Mendelssohn, and Bartók June 15, 2015 — When Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers takes the stage with the Marine Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, it will commence the 14th annual Summer Orchestra Series. The series was initiated in 2002 by then-Director Col. Timothy W. Foley and the first performance took place on June 15 of that year. It was conducted by MORE
Summer Fare on the Capitol Terrace June 8, 2015 — The Marine Band will once again fill the night air with the sounds of patriotic marches, orchestral transcriptions, and light popular classics during this week's Summer Fare performances at 8 p.m., June 10 and 11, on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol. Both concerts are free, open to the public, and no tickets are required. Patrons are encouraged MORE
June Audio Includes Sousa March and Clarinet Concerto June 1, 2015 — This month’s March of the Month is John Philip Sousa’s “The Gallant Seventh.” The march takes its title from the 7th Regiment, 107th Infantry, of the New York National Guard, whose history can be traced back to the Civil War. Major Francis Sutherland, a former Sousa Band cornetist, was the conductor of the famous 7th Regiment band. After Sutherland MORE
Marine Band Kicks Off Summer Fare 2015 June 1, 2015 — “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band kicks off its 2015 Summer Fare season with an international program sure to please everyone’s musical palate. Conducted by Assistant Director Major Michelle A. Rakers, the performance will include John Philip Sousa’s March, “Revival;” Steven Bryant’s Stampede; Amilcare Ponchielli’s Clarinet Duet, “Il MORE
Rising to the Occasion May 26, 2015 — Marine Band members have a number of ways in which they contribute to the mission of “The President’s Own.” One way is to serve as a coordinator for the Chamber Music Series and clarinet player Staff Sgt. Andrew Dees is rising to the occasion for the Sunday, May 31 performance. “As a relatively new member of the band, this is the first chance I MORE
Marine Corps Drum Majors Work with “The President’s Own” May 19, 2015 — Last week, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band hosted a Drum Major Clinic for drum majors from fleet Marine Corps bands, Washington, D.C. service bands, and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, to collaborate, hone their skills, and share ideas. Over three days, the drum majors met to discuss the similarities and differences MORE
Memorial Day Weekend Summer Blast Off! May 19, 2015 — Every year over Memorial Day weekend, members of “The President’s Own” pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while bravely serving in the United States armed forces. Marine Band members have sounded “Taps” at cemeteries and remem­brance ceremonies, performed at the National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington MORE

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