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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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May Audio Includes Violin Concerto and Norwegian March May 06, 2014 — The Featured Soloist audio download for the month of May features violinist Staff Sgt. Karen Johnson performing Henryk Wieniawski’s fiendishly difficult Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor. The piece was often performed by frequent Sousa Band violin soloist Margel Gluck, an American violinist who had achieved great international renown, especially in MORE
May 1 and 4 Chamber Music Series Performances April 29, 2014 — The 2014 Spring Chamber Music Series will start coming to a close with a special performance at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 1. Coordinated and programmed by violin player Staff Sgt. Karen Johnson, the concert will feature the string players of “The President’s Own” performing pillars of their repertoire in MORE
Marine Band Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday April 24, 2014 — At 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, the Marine Band will celebrate the 450th anniversary of the most remarkable storyteller in history, William Shakespeare, with music from his time and selections inspired by his works. Conducted by Capt. Michelle A. Rakers, the performance will take place at Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger MORE
Marine Band Opens Musical Time Capsule from 1944 April 17, 2014 — At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, the Marine Band will open a musical time capsule with a concert highlighting the year 1944. Conducted by Maj. Jason K. Fettig, the performance will take place at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Md. The concert is free and no tickets are required; free parking is available. The year 2014 marks the MORE
Norwegians Take Down the "Stars and Stripes" April 11, 2014 — Throughout March and April, “The President’s Own” hosted “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen’s “Entry March of the Boyares” destroyed every march in its path, ultimately winning the tournament.On MORE
Chamber Music Concert with Jazz Trombone April 11, 2014 — The April installment of the Marine Band’s Chamber Music Series, which will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13 in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall of the Marine Barracks Annex, features an eclectic array of selections for winds. Coordinated by trombone player and section leader Master Sgt. Chris Clark, the program commences with Johann Sebastian MORE
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

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