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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Farewell to General Amos October 21, 2014 — Part of the mission of “The President’s Own” is to provide music for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The mission does not dictate that the members of the Marine Band get to know and befriend the most senior general of the Marine Corps, but with Gen. James Amos, that was the case. “The band’s relationship with Gen. Amos has always been very MORE
Going the Extra Mile on Oct. 26 October 21, 2014 — “The President’s Own” Fall Chamber Series has featured programs of every kind: string-focused, brass-focused, new music, Baroque, holiday, big band, and dance features, to name just a few. But on Oct. 26, coordinator and saxophonist Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Ridlington sought to create an unlikely program that celebrates marathon running while including MORE
Highlights from “The Great American Songbook and Beyond” October 15, 2014 — The Fall Chamber Series concert at 2 p.m., Oct. 19, will feature some of the most beloved songs of all time. The first half will showcase standards of the jazz repertoire performed by small jazz combos of 3-6 musicians. The coordinator of the performance, pianist Gunnery Sgt. AnnaMaria Mottola, said, “The inspiration for this program is the MORE
October Audio Includes Sousa March and Nestico Trombones October 07, 2014 — March of the Month: The Rifle Regiment, John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa wrote his march, “The Rifle Regiment” in 1886 as a follow up to “Sound Off” and the wildly popular “The Gladiator.” Although he is best known as an innovator of the march form, this particular work follows the more traditional formula practiced by an earlier generation of MORE
Fall Chamber Series Includes Strings and Brass October 07, 2014 — The 2014 Fall Chamber Series continues this Sunday, Oct. 12 with a concert at 2 p.m. featuring various ensembles formed by the musicians of “The President’s Own,” from violin solos to brass quintet and solo clarinet to a mixed ensemble of seven instruments. Coordinated by percussionist Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Maloy, the performance will include music MORE
Chamber Series Begins with Strings and Woodwind Quintet September 25, 2014 — On Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m., members of “The President’s Own” will present a free performance at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The concert will include Kenji Bunch’s “The Three G’s,” György Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat, BWV 1051, and Johannes Brahms’ MORE
Brass and Percussion Ensemble Perform with Mormon Tabernacle Choir September 17, 2014 — On Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. (MST)/11:30 a.m. (EST), a Marine Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, will perform live with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the choir’s weekly “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The weekly broadcast began in 1929 and MORE
Liberty Set to Music September 09, 2014 — Before five Marines and a Navy corpsman raised it on top of Iwo Jima, or three New York City firefighters hoisted it at Ground Zero, Maryland native Francis Scott Key hailed the Star-Spangled Banner flying over Fort McHenry 200 years ago—a symbol of victory and hope for a nation, and the inspiration for America’s national anthem. In commemoration MORE
September Featured Downloads September 02, 2014 — This Month’s March of the month is John Philip Sousa’s “Powhatan’s Daughter.” The daughter referred to in the work’s title is none other than Pocahontas, the legendary Native American princess who saved the life of early American explorer John Smith. Sousa was commissioned to write the march for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition, the 300th anniversary MORE
Music in the Schools September 02, 2014 — “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is pleased to announce the 2014 Music in the Schools (MITS) program. Each year, the Marine Band presents programs designed to introduce musical instruments and concepts to elementary school students throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This year’s program will take place from Oct. 1-31 MORE

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