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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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