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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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D.C. Area Locals Win 2015 Concerto Competition February 25, 2015 — Saxophonist Chad Lilley of Olney, Md., won the Marine Band’s 2015 Concerto Competition with his performance of Paul Creston’s “Rhythmic” from Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band, Opus 26 during the competition final round on Saturday, Feb. 14, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. As winner, MORE
Music of Hope and Faith February 25, 2015 — The Chamber Music Series concert at 2 p.m. (EST) this Sunday, March 1, will feature an eclectic mix of music by various ensembles made up of members of “The President’s Own.” From harp solos to wind octet with percussion and trombone octet to clarinet, violin, cello, and piano quartet, the concert will offer selections that were influenced by each MORE
Marine Band Honors Iwo Jima Survivors February 23, 2015 — Seventy years ago, they charged the black sands of an island in the Pacific. But this week, the surviving warriors of Iwo Jima reunited for reminiscing and camaraderie at the Iwo Jima Association reunion in Washington, D.C. On Thursday, Feb. 19—the 70th anniversary of Operation Detachment—more than 200 Marines, family members, friends, and MORE
Music Between the Wars February 10, 2015 — No American can deny the impact that two world wars had on the country at the time and in the decades to follow. Many could argue that the period of time between those two wars left its own imprint on history. The Marine Band’s Chamber Music Series performance at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 15 explores the unique result that world politics and the economy MORE
2015 Concerto Competition for High School Students February 10, 2015 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to announce that the following six high school students will participate at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, in the final round of the Marine Band’s 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 MORE
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty February 3, 2015 — February’s March of the Month audio download celebrates liberty and honors the relationship between the United States and France during the Revolutionary War. John Philip Sousa composed “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty” in 1900 for the Paris Exposition. The Lafayette monument, draped in an American flag, was unveiled to the tune of Sousa’s march MORE
Quiet Heroes—Tribute to the Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima February 3, 2015 — This month’s New Music Corner selection pays homage to the warriors of Iwo Jima and the iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal 70 years ago on that volcanicisland. Chris Brubeck’s Quiet Heroes (A Symphonic Salute to the Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima), transcribed by Marine Band music production chief/staff arranger Master Sgt. Donald Patterson, begins MORE
Sibelius and Nielsen: 150 Years February 3, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra will honor the 150th anniversary of the birth of two Nordic composers, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen, during a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. Conducted by Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, the MORE
Chamber Concert This Sunday January 22, 2015 — “The President’s Own” 2015 Chamber Music Series begins at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 25, with a concert featuring unique and standard instrumentation, a new work, and a classical favorite. Coordinated by assistant principal clarinet Staff Sgt. Patrick Morgan, the performance will take place in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex MORE
Time Capsule 1945: The 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II January 22, 2015 — In a special tribute to the veterans who served so valiantly in the Great War, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform a concert titled “Time Capsule 1945: the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II.” The free concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md.The MORE

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