“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Summer Fare Features YouTube Sampler July 21, 2015 — TheMarine Band’s Summer Fare performances on July 22 and 23 will give patrons asmall sampling of the plethora of musical selections that are available forfree on the band’s YouTube channel. The concert will feature two conductors:Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig and trumpet/cornet player Gunnery Sgt. RobertSinger, as part of the Marine Band MORE
Alumni Homecoming July 13, 2015 — In August2010, the Marine Band hosted its first official Alumni Event, which wasattended by more than 100 former members. These Marines had performed for everypresident since Franklin D. Roosevelt and traveled from 19 different states toparticipate. Five years later, members of “The President’s Own” are againpreparing to welcome back their MORE
Summer Orchestra Series Continues with “Hoe Down” July 13, 2015 — TheMarine Chamber Orchestra will continue its Summer Orchestra series with Americancomposer Aaron Copland’s beloved “Hoe Down” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 18 atthe Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern VirginiaCommunity College in Alexandria. Conducted by Assistant Director 1stLt. Ryan J. Nowlin, the concert will highlight MORE
Summer Fare Features the Music of Iconic American Composers July 7, 2015 — Thisweek’s Marine Band Summer Fare performances will feature a mix of songs by suchiconic American composers as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland, LeonardBernstein, and George Gershwin. The concerts will take place at 8 p.m.,Wednesday, July 8, on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol, and at 8 p.m.,Thursday, July 9, at the Sylvan Theater on the MORE
Summer Fare Features Music Both Old and New June 22, 2015 — This week’s Marine Band Summer Fare performances will feature an eclectic mix of both old and new works, including selections by “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss, Jr., and “The March King” John Philip Sousa, as well as more contemporary pieces by such composers as Adam Gorb and John Mackey. The concerts will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, MORE
Summer Fare Gets a Latin Beat June 15, 2015 — This week’s summer fare performances will feature grooving jazz rhythms as the Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol and at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 18 at Pentagon Row in Arlington, Va. The Thursday concert marks the first performance at the Pentagon Row location by members of “The MORE
Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project June 15, 2015 — This week, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will serve as the ensemble-in-residence for the National Band Association’s (NBA) 2015 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project. The project is the only competition of its kind that allows young artists, ages 29 and under, to work with renowned mentors in their field free of charge and to MORE
Summer Orchestra Series Commences with Rautavaara, Mendelssohn, and Bartók June 15, 2015 — When Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers takes the stage with the Marine Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, it will commence the 14th annual Summer Orchestra Series. The series was initiated in 2002 by then-Director Col. Timothy W. Foley and the first performance took place on June 15 of that year. It was conducted by MORE
Summer Fare on the Capitol Terrace June 8, 2015 — The Marine Band will once again fill the night air with the sounds of patriotic marches, orchestral transcriptions, and light popular classics during this week's Summer Fare performances at 8 p.m., June 10 and 11, on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol. Both concerts are free, open to the public, and no tickets are required. Patrons are encouraged MORE
June Audio Includes Sousa March and Clarinet Concerto June 1, 2015 — This month’s March of the Month is John Philip Sousa’s “The Gallant Seventh.” The march takes its title from the 7th Regiment, 107th Infantry, of the New York National Guard, whose history can be traced back to the Civil War. Major Francis Sutherland, a former Sousa Band cornetist, was the conductor of the famous 7th Regiment band. After Sutherland MORE

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