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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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
"The President’s Own” Returns to the Kennedy Center August 04, 2014 — 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 and success of the nation’s living memorial to him, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Not only has 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
Quintet at American History Museum July 22, 2014 — The sounds of the 1920s speakeasies will be live and swinging this week! A Marine brass quintet will perform as part of the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled American Music Series, “illuminating America’s musical heritage, through its composers, songwriters, iconic performers, and musical trends.” The quintet will perform free MORE
Summer Fare Features Patriotic Songs and Trumpet Duet July 22, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare concerts this week will feature a mix of patriotic music, orchestral transcriptions, and a virtuosic trumpet duo. Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers will conduct the evening performances at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, July 24, at the Sylvan Theater on the MORE
New Audio Available for Download July 14, 2014 — July’s March of the Month is “New Colonial” by Robert Browne Hall.Robert Browne Hall, also known as the “New England March King,” was so enamored with his home state of Maine that he managed to make a career as a cornet player, prolific composer, and band director for nearly a dozen different bands around the state. The Waterville Maine Military MORE

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