“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Norwegian March Takes Down Stars and Stripes: Part II April 10, 2015 — 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 Johannes Hanssen’s “Valdres” destroyed every march in its path, ultimately winning the tournament.In early March, the MORE
State of the Art April 8, 2015 — The Marine Chamber Orchestra’s performance on Sunday may be its first at Howard Community College but for the soloist it is a homecoming. Howard County resident and violin player Staff Sgt. Sheng-Tsung Wang will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K. 216 under the baton of Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin. The MORE
Four Star Talent Performs with Free Country March 30, 2015 — No one was prepared for the star power of the guest soloist who performed with the Marine Band’s Free Country ensemble on March 18 at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors’ (TAPS) annual gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Sporting his four-star rank insignia, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Martin Dempsey MORE
Marine Band Performs Song and Dance Music in Bowie, Md. March 30, 2015 — At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, the Marine Band will perform an eclectic collection of songs and dances that span well over a century. Conducted by Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, 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 MORE
Chamber Series Melodic Puzzles March 23, 2015 — For some musicians, performing chamber music can be one of the most demanding but satisfying accomplishments they do. Staff Sgt. Gerald Novak, the coordinator for this week’s Chamber Music Series concert, knows all too well. “Being part of a small group of people dedicated to working together as a cohesive team to bring the notes on the page to MORE
New Music and High School Soloist March 17, 2015 — Conducted by Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, the Marine Band’s March 22 concert, titled “New and Improved,” consists almost entirely of new music and new transcriptions of both contemporary and well-known orchestral compositions including the world première of Narong Prangcharoen’s Lokuttara. In addition, the program will include MORE
“The President’s Own” to Feature Soloist John Rommel at the NTC March 17, 2015 — The Marine Band has a long-standing tradition of featuring trumpet and cornet soloists during its concerts. In recent history, the band has shared the stage with such luminaries as Phil Smith, John Hagstrom, and Vince DiMartino, to name a few. So it seemed a natural fit for the Marine Band to perform at the annual National Trumpet Competition MORE
U.S. Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band Features Trumpet Player from "The President's Own" March 10, 2015 — The U.S. Marine All Star Jazz Band, comprised of roughly 20 musicians hand-picked from the Marine Corps, featured Master Sgt. Scott Gearhart from “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band as their lead trumpet. Their two-week tour of the Northeast concludes on Thursday with a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York with special guest MORE
March Web Exclusives March 10, 2015 — This month’s March of the Month audio download is “The Crusader” by John Philip Sousa and the Featured Soloist selection is violist Staff Sgt. Sarah Hart’s performance of “The Three Gs” by Kenji Bunch.It is not widely known that John Philip Sousa was a member of the Masons from age 26. But, like his father, Sousa was indeed a proud and active Mason MORE
Marine Chamber Orchestra Presents "Influences" March 10, 2015 — Composers can be influenced by many things: religion, nature, relationships, other musicians, and much more. This Sunday, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Influences,” a program which features the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and the work of two composers: one whose music inspired him and another who was inspired by the MORE

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