“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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April Audio Includes Winner of Sousa’s March Mania April 15, 2015 — This month’s March of the Month is Johannes Hanssen’s Valdres march, the winner of the 2015 Sousa’s March Mania. The second Norwegian march to make it into the championship match and upset “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Valdres moved through the March Mania bracket as an eighth seed upsetting each march it faced, beginning with the number one MORE
Third Time's The Charm for Delaware Concert April 15, 2015 — The first time the Marine Band was scheduled to perform at Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Del., sponsored by band director Brian Drumbore, it was at the end of the 2012 National Concert Tour. As Hurricane Sandy barreled her way up the East coast, the impending bad weather forced the cancellation of the concert. A year later, the Marine MORE
The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa April 10, 2015 — On April 13, 2015, the U.S. Marine Band will release the first volume of “The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa,” a multi-year recording project initiated by Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig. The project, which is in addition to the Marine Band’s annual educational recording, will take approximately six years to complete and will MORE
Norwegian March Takes Down Stars and Stripes: Part II April 10, 2015 — Throughout March and April, “The President’s Own” hosted “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Norwegian composer Johannes Hanssen’s “Valdres” destroyed every march in its path, ultimately winning the tournament.In early March, the MORE
State of the Art April 8, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra’s performance on Sunday may be its first at Howard Community College but for the soloist it is a homecoming. Howard County resident and violin player Staff Sgt. Sheng-Tsung Wang will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 under the baton of Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin. The MORE
Four Star Talent Performs with Free Country March 30, 2015 — No one was prepared for the star power of the guest soloist who performed with the Marine Band’s Free Country ensemble on March 18 at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ (TAPS) annual gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sporting his four-star rank insignia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Martin Dempsey MORE
Marine Band Performs Song and Dance Music in Bowie, Md. March 30, 2015 — At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, the Marine Band will perform an eclectic collection of songs and dances that span well over a century. Conducted by Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, the performance will take place at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Md. The concert is free and no tickets are required; free parking is MORE
Chamber Series Melodic Puzzles March 23, 2015 — For some musicians, performing chamber music can be one of the most demanding but satisfying accomplishments they do. Staff Sgt. Gerald Novak, the coordinator for this week’s Chamber Music Series concert, knows all too well. “Being part of a small group of people dedicated to working together as a cohesive team to bring the notes on the page to MORE
New Music and High School Soloist March 17, 2015 — Conducted by Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the Marine Band’s March 22 concert, titled “New and Improved,” consists almost entirely of new music and new transcriptions of both contemporary and well-known orchestral compositions including the world première of Narong Prangcharoen’s Lokuttara. In addition, the program will include MORE
“The President’s Own” to Feature Soloist John Rommel at the NTC March 17, 2015 — The Marine Band has a long-standing tradition of featuring trumpet and cornet soloists during its concerts. In recent history, the band has shared the stage with such luminaries as Phil Smith, John Hagstrom, and Vince DiMartino, to name a few. So it seemed a natural fit for the Marine Band to perform at the annual National Trumpet Competition MORE

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