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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Marine Band Concert at Library of Congress: Curated by British Composer April 11, 2014 — This week the Marine Band has teamed up with British composer Oliver Knussen and the Library of Congress to offer a concert at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12 in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium. A renowned composer and staunch advocate of new music, Knussen has selected the program himself, programming contemporary works which will feature MORE
Marine Chamber Orchestra Performs Works by Shchedrin and Stravinsky April 02, 2014 — This Sunday, April 6, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform the concert “Transformations” featuring the music of composers Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by Col. Michael J. Colburn, the performance will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va. MORE
Marine Band Welcomes Guest Conductor to the Podium March 27, 2014 — Throughout his nearly 10 years as Marine Band Director, Colonel Michael J. Colburn has invited a number of prominent guest conductors to take the podium of “The President’s Own,” including Leonard Slatkin, José Serebrier, Osmo Vänskä, Gerard Schwarz, and John Williams. At 7:30 p.m., March 31, the Marine Band will add one of the brightest conducting MORE
Chamber Music Series Highlights Brass and Percussion March 20, 2014 — This Sunday, March 23, “The President’s Own” will perform a chamber music series program featuring thebrass and percussionists of the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra. Coordinated by Gunnery Sgt.Kenneth Wolin and Staff Sgt. Michael Warnick, the performance will take place at 2 p.m. in the John PhilipSousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks MORE
Sousa’s March Mania: Vote for Your Favorite March March 07, 2014 — When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band could be considered a prime resource, especially for those written by John Philip Sousa.That’s why during the month of March, “The President’s Own” will be hosting “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the MORE
Monthly Audio Downloads Include New Music and Girl Scouts March March 07, 2014 — In celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the United States Girl Scouts, this month’s March of the Month audio download is Axel W. E. Austin’s “United States Girl Scouts” march, arranged by George F. Briegel. Girl Scouts of the USA was officially formed on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low.Conducted by Assistant MORE
Chamber Music Series Features Mozart, Shostakovich, and Copland March 07, 2014 — This week’s Chamber Music Series concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9 in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C., and feature the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Aaron Copland. The program’s coordinator, clarinetist Gunnery Sgt. William Bernier, asked MORE
Homage to the Godfathers February 27, 2014 — This week the Marine Band will perform a concert paying tribute to four composers whose mastery of music continues to serve as an inspiration. “Homage to the Godfathers” will highlight music by Franz Joseph Haydn, widely considered the Godfather of Classical music; Ludwig van Beethoven, arguably the patriarch of the Romantic era; Nino Rota, the MORE
Minnesota Trombonist Wins 2014 Concerto Competition February 27, 2014 — Trombonist Isaac Johnson of Pine Island, Minn., won the Marine Band’s 2014 Concerto Competition with his performance of Henri Tomasi’s Waltz from Trombone Concerto during the competition final round on Saturday, Feb. 22 in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. As winner, Johnson received a $2,500 MORE
Themes and Variations February 21, 2014 — The month of February comes to a close with a concert by the Marine Band titled “Themes and Variations.”Conducted by Director Colonel Michael J. Colburn, the performance will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va.While it is widely understood that variety is the spice of MORE

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