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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 01, 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
Saxophone Ensembles Celebrate Sax Bicentennial November 17, 2014 — November 6 marked the bicentennial of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax’s birth, so the Marine Band will honor him with an inter-service saxophone concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23 at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The concert will be streamed live at www.marineband.marines.mil and will feature saxophone ensembles from the Marine MORE
Early American Music Inspires Marine Band’s 30th Annual Educational Recording November 17, 2014 — Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig drew inspiration for his first educational recording as the Marine Band’s Director from an unlikely source: a one-eyed Revolutionary War tanner named William Billings. Noted historian William Bentley called Billings the “father of our New England music” due to his prolific and patriotic compositions. More than 150 MORE
Sousa by Request: Now taking requests for the Jan. 11 Sousa Season Opener November 03, 2014 — This year you can help Lt. Col Fettig program the Sousa Season Opener concert. Voting will open Nov. 3 and close on Nov. 28. You may only vote once, selecting one piece in each of the following categories: overtures, suites, dances and interludes, opera features, and orchestral showpieces. Additionally, Sousa marches are available to choose from, MORE
Letters from War: A Tribute to Veterans November 03, 2014 — On Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m., the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Washington National Cathedral to pay tribute to the members of the armed forces and their families. The 75-minute concert will include John Williams' Liberty Fanfare, Aaron Copland's Letter from Home, and the traditional hymn "Amazing Grace." The program will also feature MORE
Marine Band Softball Team Wins Championship Game October 21, 2014 — On Oct. 6, the Marine Band softball team continued a long tradition of success by defeating Company A by a score of 31-13 in the Marine Barracks Washington Softball Championship. The win marks the ninth time in the last ten years that the band’s softball team has won the championship. The win came off the collected backs of the whole team, with MORE

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