“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Free Country on the Mall and at the Harbor August 20, 2015 — This week the Marine Band’s contemporary country and pop music ensemble, “Free Country,” will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The ensemble will also perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in the plaza at National MORE
2015 National Tour August 14, 2015 — Since John Philip Sousa first took “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band on tour in 1891, the ensemble has regularly traveled across the country to bring the strains of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and programs of substantial concert works to every corner of the United States.This fall, the Marine Band will travel 3,920 miles MORE
Summer Fare Spotlights Ol' Blue Eyes and Green's Vaudeville Rags August 14, 2015 — The Marine Band’s program for this week’s Summer Fare performance is a band lover’s dream with Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin conducting John Philip Sousa’s marches “Our Flirtation” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” John Williams’ Star Wars Suite, and George W. Warren’s “God of Our Fathers.” But MORE
Marine Big Band and the 70th Anniversary of WWII August 7, 2015 — In a special tribute to our veterans who served so valiantly in the Great War, “The President’s Own” Marine Big Band will perform a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The performance is free and no tickets are required. The program will include snippets of radio broadcasts from the 1940s MORE
Final Summer Orchestra Concert Features Hidden Gems August 7, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra’s Summer Series will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the program features four somewhat lesser-known orchestral works, but truly hidden MORE
Perspective from the Podium August 7, 2015 — “The President’s Own” has hosted many guest conductors throughout its 217 year history, but this week’s Summer Fare performances on Aug. 12 and 13 will feature one of its own. Tuba player Gunnery Sgt. Mark Thiele will lead the band for three selections: Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Opus 92; Frank Ticheli’s “Amazing Grace,” and George and Ira MORE
August Web Exclusives July 31, 2015 — This month’s Web Exclusive audio downloads feature a contemporary work alongside an older march. Kenneth Alford’s “The Vanished Army,” written in 1919, is August’s March of the Month and was dedicated to the first 100,000 soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. The piece also carried the subtitle “They Never Die” and was a MORE
Cartoon and Celebration on the Mall July 31, 2015 — A Sousa march, cartoon music, a love song of regret, Tchaikovsky masterpiece, and a musical celebration—all that and more on this week’s Marine Band concerts on the National Mall! Conducted by 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, this week’s Summer Fare concerts will feature a variety of familiar and upbeat selections at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, on the west MORE
Summer Fare Features Upbeat Sounds of Marine Big Band July 28, 2015 — Summer Fare concertscontinue this week with an eclectic mix of lively jazz and big band music bythe Marine Big Band with performances at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, on thewest terrace of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, July 30, at the Sylvan Theateron the grounds of the Washington Monument. The evening performances are freeand no tickets are MORE
Marine Band Alumni Wrap Up Homecoming July 21, 2015 — Last week“The President’s Own” welcomed back more than 100 former members of the Marine Band, MarineChamber Orchestra, and support staff for a reception, tours, rehearsals, and concerts.Alums traveled from as far away as 2,800 miles and from as far back as1945. Some served 20-30 years and retired from the Marine Corps while othersserved a shorter MORE

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