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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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
January Web Exclusives January 13, 2015 — The Marine Band’s January Web Exclusives audio downloads include John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea” as the March of the Month and Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival Overture for the Director’s Choice.Sousa premièred “Hands Across the Sea” at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia in 1899, one year after the onset of the Spanish American War. Written MORE
Chamber Orchestra Concert Celebrates Colors in Music January 13, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, will perform the concert “Primary Colors,” celebrating “colors” in music, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18 at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Free MORE
Sousa Season Opener: By Request January 6, 2015 — Sousa Season Opener: By RequestThe Marine Band will kick off its 2015 season with the annual Sousa Season Opener at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax, Va. The event is free and no tickets are required. Now in its eleventh year, the Sousa Season Opener will continue with tradition and take its MORE
Marine Brass Offer a Romantic Holiday Concert December 17, 2014 — Coordinated by trumpet/cornet player Gunnery Sgt. Robert Singer, the holiday soundtrack will continue as Marine brass ensembles perform seasonal favorites and other works inspired by love and romance at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and no tickets are MORE
December Audio Includes Beethoven, Bach, and Holiday Music December 9, 2014 — This month’s Web Exclusives audio downloads not only include a popular march and featured violin solo, but also holiday music favorites. Whether sitting by the fire with some hot cocoa, trimming the tree, or hosting a holiday party, the following three classic holiday tunes are perfect for any occasion this month:Joy to the WorldParade of the MORE
Bring Your Holiday Dancing Shoes on Dec. 14! December 9, 2014 — The Marine Jazz Combo and Big Band holiday performance at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, is sure to make the audience kick up their heels and “boogie-woogie” along in their seats to a program full of spirit, nostalgia, and swinging beats.The concert is coordinated by trumpet player Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Orban and he originally planned to program music from MORE
Holiday Concert at the National Museum of the Marine Corps December 9, 2014 — “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, will fill the Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., with the sounds of the season at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. The holiday concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.The MORE
O Christmas Tree December 1, 2014 — At 5 p.m. (EST), Thursday, Dec. 4, the Marine Band will provide the holiday soundtrack for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse in front of the White House hosted by Tom Hanks and his wife actress Rita Wilson. Directed by Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the band will play songs of the season to compliment special guest artists MORE

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