“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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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
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

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