“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Elements: New Marine Band Recording Released November 17, 2015 — Greek philosopher Plato is credited with saying, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” The U.S. Marine Band’s 31st annual educational recording pays homage to the ancient scholars and the idea of the four classical elements: fire, water, MORE
Celebrating 75 Years of Music at the Phillips Collection November 2, 2015 — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Phillips Music series and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, The Phillips Collection, a museum of modern art in Washington, D.C., will host ensembles from “The President’s Own” for a special concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 in the Music Room. The concert is free but sold out. While MORE
The Ellington Legacy October 20, 2015 — The 2015 Fall Chamber Series will conclude with a concert at 2 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, Oct. 25, featuring the Marine Jazz Ensemble performing music often heard at the White House. The concert is free and will take place in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. The concert will also stream live at MORE
Seven Soloists and a Scream October 15, 2015 — The 2015 Fall Chamber Series continues this Sunday, Oct.18, with a concert at 2 p.m. EDT featuring seven soloists performing 20th and21st century works. The concert is free and no tickets are required and willtake place at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex insoutheast Washington, D.C. Free parking is available under the MORE
October Web Exclusives October 7, 2015 — “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band’s Web Exclusives for the month of October include Narong Prangcharoen’s Lokuttara in the New Music Corner and John Philip Sousa’s march, “Boy Scouts of America” as the March of the Month.The music of Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen has been called “absolutely captivating” by the Chicago Sun-Times, and he has MORE
Chamber Performance Features Percussion and Brass October 7, 2015 — The 2015 Fall Chamber Series continues this Sunday, Oct. 11, with a concert at 2 p.m. featuring various ensembles formed by the musicians of “The President’s Own,” from percussion quartet to trombone and bongos and brass quintet. Coordinated by euphonium player Staff Sgt. Hiram Diaz, the performance will include mostly 20th century music. The MORE
Marine Band on Tour September 29, 2015 — The Marine Band’s National Concert Tour began Sept. 15 in Harrisonburg, Va., and continues through Oct. 15 where “The President’s Own” will perform in Albuquerque, N.M. By the end of the tour, the Marine Band will have traveled 3,920 miles throughout the South and Southwest, performing 29 concerts in 11 states, with stops in Virginia, West MORE
Fall Chamber Series Begins This Sunday September 29, 2015 — The 2015 Fall Chamber Series, featuring various ensembles formed by the musicians of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra, will begin at 2 p.m., this Sunday, Oct. 4, with its first of four concerts in the series. The performance, coordinated by harpist Master Gunnery Sgt. Karen Grimsey, will take place in John Philip MORE
Barracks Row Fall Festival This Saturday September 22, 2015 — The 14th annual Barracks Row Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. along the 8th Street corridor in southeast Washington, D.C. A brass quintet from “The President’s Own” will perform patriotic music from 11:30-11:55. At noon the Marine Corps Color Guard will present the colors, and the quintet will perform the MORE
Music as Diplomacy: The Marine Band’s History of State Dinners September 22, 2015 — The musicians of “The President’s Own” have provided the music for many historic events at the White House, dating back to John Adams’ first New Year’s Day reception in 1801 in the not-quite-finished “President’s Palace,” as it was then known. The crown jewel of White House events, however, is the venerable State Dinner. “There have been countless MORE

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