“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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
September Audio Downloads Both Feature Ties to Sousa September 9, 2015 — This month’s Web Exclusive audio downloads both hold ties to the Marine Band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa. September’s March of the Month is actually a Galop written by Sousa and titled “On Wings of Lightning.” The title is appropriate as the piece is very quick – only about one and a half minutes long – and also incredibly lively and MORE
Free Country on the Mall and at the Harbor August 20, 2015 — This week the Marine Band’s contemporary country and pop music ensemble, “Free Country,” will perform at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, on the west terrace of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The ensemble will also perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in the plaza at National MORE
2015 National Tour August 14, 2015 — Since John Philip Sousa first took “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band on tour in 1891, the ensemble has regularly traveled across the country to bring the strains of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and programs of substantial concert works to every corner of the United States.This fall, the Marine Band will travel 3,920 miles MORE
Summer Fare Spotlights Ol' Blue Eyes and Green's Vaudeville Rags August 14, 2015 — The Marine Band’s program for this week’s Summer Fare performance is a band lover’s dream with Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin conducting John Philip Sousa’s marches “Our Flirtation” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” John Williams’ Star Wars Suite, and George W. Warren’s “God of Our Fathers.” But MORE
Marine Big Band and the 70th Anniversary of WWII August 7, 2015 — In a special tribute to our veterans who served so valiantly in the Great War, “The President’s Own” Marine Big Band will perform a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The performance is free and no tickets are required. The program will include snippets of radio broadcasts from the 1940s MORE
Final Summer Orchestra Concert Features Hidden Gems August 7, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra’s Summer Series will conclude with a concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the program features four somewhat lesser-known orchestral works, but truly hidden MORE
Perspective from the Podium August 7, 2015 — “The President’s Own” has hosted many guest conductors throughout its 217 year history, but this week’s Summer Fare performances on Aug. 12 and 13 will feature one of its own. Tuba player Gunnery Sgt. Mark Thiele will lead the band for three selections: Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Opus 92; Frank Ticheli’s “Amazing Grace,” and George and Ira MORE
August Web Exclusives July 31, 2015 — This month’s Web Exclusive audio downloads feature a contemporary work alongside an older march. Kenneth Alford’s “The Vanished Army,” written in 1919, is August’s March of the Month and was dedicated to the first 100,000 soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. The piece also carried the subtitle “They Never Die” and was a MORE

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