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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Four New Videos on YouTube July 22, 2014 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to offer four new videos on YouTube featuring the Marine Band, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, and violinists Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato and Staff Sergeant Sheng-Tsung Wang. Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin, BWV 1004Marine Chamber Orchestra violinist Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato performed Johann MORE
Quintet at American History Museum July 22, 2014 — The sounds of the 1920s speakeasies will be live and swinging this week! A Marine brass quintet will perform as part of the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled American Music Series, “illuminating America’s musical heritage, through its composers, songwriters, iconic performers, and musical trends.” The quintet will perform free MORE
Summer Fare Features Patriotic Songs and Trumpet Duet July 22, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare concerts this week will feature a mix of patriotic music, orchestral transcriptions, and a virtuosic trumpet duo. Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers will conduct the evening performances at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, July 24, at the Sylvan Theater on the MORE
New Audio Available for Download July 14, 2014 — July’s March of the Month is “New Colonial” by Robert Browne Hall.Robert Browne Hall, also known as the “New England March King,” was so enamored with his home state of Maine that he managed to make a career as a cornet player, prolific composer, and band director for nearly a dozen different bands around the state. The Waterville Maine Military MORE
First Orchestra Concert as Director of “The President’s Own” July 14, 2014 — One week after accepting the Sousa baton and command of “The President’s Own,” Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig will conduct his first Marine Chamber Orchestra concert as Director at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s MORE
Summer Fare Features Marches, Tuba Solo, and “America, the Beautiful” July 14, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare concerts this week feature newly commissioned 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin making his conducting debut in his new role as Assistant Director. Nowlin was commissioned and appointed Assistant Director in a ceremony on July 3 in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The evening MORE
Marine Band Celebrates 216 Years of Providing Music July 9, 2014 — On July 11, 1798, President John Adams approved and signed an Act of Congress which reorganized the Marine Corps and allowed for drummers and fifers—the musicians of a newly-formed Marine Band: “The Fifth Congress of the United States at the Second Session, Begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the MORE
Summer Fare Features Jazz Tunes on the Capitol Steps July 9, 2014 — Summer Fare concerts continue this week with lively music by the Marine Jazz Combo with performances at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10, on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. The evening performances are free and no tickets are required.The concerts will feature a mixed bag of jazz from standards to smooth jazz to fusion and will MORE
Change of Command July 8, 2014 — On July 12, 2014, Colonel Michael J. Colburn will retire and pass the John Philip Sousa Baton and command of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to Assistant Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig. Following his retirement, he will embark on a new adventure as the director of bands at Butler University in Indianapolis, where he will also MORE
U.S. Marine Band Supports Medal of Honor Events for Cpl. Kyle Carpenter June 30, 2014 — The United States Marine Band recently had the honor and privilege to support numerous events surrounding the Medal of Honor Ceremony for retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter. A Marine Brass Quintet performed honors for the ceremony at the White House on June 19 and a Marine Jazz Combo played music for attendees both before and after the ceremony.On MORE

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