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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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 9, 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 2, 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 2, 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
Marine Strings at Millennium Stage September 2, 2014 — On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m., a Marine string quartet with clarinet will present a free performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. Programmed by violinist Master Sergeant Regino Madrid, the concert will feature two masterpieces of the classical repertoire: Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in C, Opus 20, No. 2; MORE
Summer Fare Concludes With Marine Dixieland Band August 26, 2014 — The Marine Band’s 2014 Summer Fare concerts will conclude this week with the swinging, southern rhythms of the Marine Dixieland Band at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Both concerts are free and no tickets are MORE
Commemorating the Battle of Bladensburg August 18, 2014 — This year marks the bicentennial of The Battle of Bladensburg during the War of 1812 and, in commemoration of the battle, Prince George’s County is hosting the free event “Undaunted Weekend” Aug. 23-24. The event will kick-off with the Marine Band performing patriotic music for the dedication of the “Undaunted in Battle” monument at 11 a.m., MORE
Marine Strings at Millennium Stage August 18, 2014 — On Friday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m., a Marine string ensemble will present a free performance at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C. Coordinator Staff Sgt. Chaerim Smith offers her thoughts on the program:It goes without saying that the Kennedy Center is an iconic space, both for musicians and audience members alike. So when MORE
A “Rendezvous” with Latin Jazz August 18, 2014 — Patrons attending the Summer Fare performance on Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Thursday, Aug. 21 will be treated to one of the Marine Band’s up and coming groups, the Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble. Led by pianist Gunnery Sgt. AnnaMaria Mottola, the musicians include flutist Staff Sgt. Kara Santos, saxophone players Gunnery Sgts. Gregory Ridlington and Ivy MORE

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