“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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2016 Concerto Competition for High School Students February 9, 2016 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to announce that the following seven high school students will participate at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, in the final round of the Marine Band’s Concerto Competition: Horn: James Bryant of Phenix City, AL Oboe: Olivia Johann of Centreville, VA Flute: Alejandro Lombo of Miramar, FL Flute: Mei Stone of Waco, TX Percussion: Jackson Riffle of Pleasant Hill, OH Trombone: Ethan Shrier of Potomac, MD Trumpet: Joshua Weckerly of Hatfield, PA MORE
Orchestra Performs Legendary Works by Haydn and Mozart February 2, 2016 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, will perform two legendary works by composers Franz Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Free parking is available in the adjacent garage. MORE
Dreams and Lullabies January 26, 2016 — “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returns to the Schlesinger Concert Hall with a concert that will tug at the heartstrings of the young at heart. Conducted by Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, the program, “Childhood Dreams,” was inspired by David Maslanka’s A Child’s Garden of Dreams; John Williams’ “Flight to Neverland” from Hook; and Percy Grainger’s Children’s March, “Over the Hills and Far Away.” MORE
2016 Chamber Music Series Begins January 15, 2016 — **UPDATE JAN. 21, 2016: This concert has been canceled due to impending inclement weather.** “The President’s Own” 2016 Chamber Music Series begins at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 24, with a concert featuring euphonium and tubas, strings, and other brass throughout. Coordinated by trumpeter/cornetist Staff Sgt. James McClarty, the performance will take place in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. MORE
Orchestral Titans January 11, 2016 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform its firstconcert of the 2016 season at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at Northern VirginiaCommunity College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center inAlexandria. Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the performance,aptly titled “Titans,” will highlight how threetitans of classical music MORE
100 Years of Marine Band Logs January 11, 2016 — Thisyear marks the 100 year anniversary of the Marine Band Logbook, a collection ofdaily diaries started by the band’s 19th Leader William H. Santelmann.Santelmann initiated the logbook in 1916 to record the details of Marine Bandconcerts and events to include the time, place, purpose, and personnel andother details. According to Marine Band MORE
Sousa Season Opener January 5, 2016 — “ThePresident’s Own” returns to George Mason University’s Center for the ArtsConcert Hall for the 12th annual Sousa Season Opener at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan.10. The program will feature several ofthe “March King’s” compositions from the upcoming online album “The CompleteMarches of John Philip Sousa” Vol. 2, including “Rifle Regiment,” “Sound Off,”and MORE
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

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