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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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August Audio Includes Mozart’s “Gran Partita” and Sousa March August 11, 2014 — The Director’s Choice audio download for the month of August is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat, K. 361, “Gran Partita.” The work is only one of three pieces that Mozart contributed to the medium “Harmoniemusik,” music for pairs of oboes, clarinets, horns, and bassoons that was very popular during Mozart’s time. However, the MORE
A “Distinctly British” Marine Chamber Orchestra August 11, 2014 — In his first Marine Chamber Orchestra concert, 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin will conduct a distinctly British program comprised entirely of music written “across the pond.” Selections include Sir Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor, Opus 20; David Lyon’s Concerto for Horn and Strings, featuring soloist Gunnery Sgt. Greta Richard; Peter MORE
What is Old is New Again August 11, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare performances on Aug. 13 and 14, conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, will feature selections to delight and entertain a range of ages. From classic transcriptions from the golden age of bands to more present-day arrangements and lush romantic melodies to the world première of Paul Lavender’s transcription MORE
Tour 2014: From Sea to Shining Sea August 04, 2014 — One of the Marine Band’s most highly-anticipated duties is to leave the confines of the Capital Beltway to tour a different region of the United States each year, exposing American music lovers and patriots alike to the musicians whose mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. To MORE
CANCELED: “The President’s Own” Returns to the Kennedy Center August 04, 2014 — CANCELED: This performance has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. We apologize for the inconvenience.When President John F. Kennedy said, “I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens,” he foretold the growth MORE
Channeling the Crooner August 04, 2014 — This week’s Summer Fare will highlight the crooning of Bing Crosby as baritone vocalist Master Sgt. Kevin Bennear performs a medley of tunes arranged for the Marine Band. Conducted by 1st Lt. Ryan Nowlin, the concerts will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Sylvan Theater on MORE
Four New Videos on YouTube July 28, 2014 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to offer four new videos on YouTube featuring the Marine Band trombone section and members of the Marine Chamber Orchestra.Serenade No. 11 in E-flat, K. 375Members of the Marine Band performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 in E-flat, K. 375 on Jan. 19, 2014, at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, MORE
String Quartet Performs All-American Music at American History Museum July 28, 2014 — On Thursday, July 31 a Marine string quartet will explore America’s musical heritage at the National Museum of American History as part of the museum’s Star-Spangled American Music Series. The quartet will provide a lineup of stirring American music in free 20-minute concerts which will take place in the Flag Hall at the National Mall entrance of MORE
Summer Fare Features “Virtuosity,” Stephen Sondheim, and a Musical Trip Across the Atlantic July 28, 2014 — The Marine Band Summer Fare concerts at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31, will highlight not only newly-appointed Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig and his program featuring a smorgasbord of foreign flavors, but also a preview of two of the band’s soloists for its upcoming National Concert Tour to the West Coast. MORE
Four New Videos on YouTube July 22, 2014 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to offer four new videos on YouTube featuring the Marine Band, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, and violinists Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato and Staff Sergeant Sheng-Tsung Wang. Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin, BWV 1004Marine Chamber Orchestra violinist Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato performed Johann MORE

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