“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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New Music and High School Soloist March 17, 2015 — Conducted by Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the Marine Band’s March 22 concert, titled “New and Improved,” consists almost entirely of new music and new transcriptions of both contemporary and well-known orchestral compositions including the world première of Narong Prangcharoen’s Lokuttara. In addition, the program will include MORE
“The President’s Own” to Feature Soloist John Rommel at the NTC March 17, 2015 — The Marine Band has a long-standing tradition of featuring trumpet and cornet soloists during its concerts. In recent history, the band has shared the stage with such luminaries as Phil Smith, John Hagstrom, and Vince DiMartino, to name a few. So it seemed a natural fit for the Marine Band to perform at the annual National Trumpet Competition MORE
U.S. Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band Features Trumpet Player from "The President's Own" March 10, 2015 — The U.S. Marine All Star Jazz Band, comprised of roughly 20 musicians hand-picked from the Marine Corps, featured Master Sgt. Scott Gearhart from “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band as their lead trumpet. Their two-week tour of the Northeast concludes on Thursday with a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York with special guest MORE
March Web Exclusives March 10, 2015 — This month’s March of the Month audio download is “The Crusader” by John Philip Sousa and the Featured Soloist selection is violist Staff Sgt. Sarah Hart’s performance of “The Three Gs” by Kenji Bunch.It is not widely known that John Philip Sousa was a member of the Masons from age 26. But, like his father, Sousa was indeed a proud and active Mason MORE
Marine Chamber Orchestra Presents "Influences" March 10, 2015 — Composers can be influenced by many things: religion, nature, relationships, other musicians, and much more. This Sunday, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Influences,” a program which features the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and the work of two composers: one whose music inspired him and another who was inspired by the MORE
Music From the Land of the Northern Lights March 2, 2015 — The President’s Own” United States Marine Band musically transports patrons to the Land of the Northern Lights as it performs the music of several notable Scandinavian composers at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. The concert is free – no tickets MORE
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

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