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United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
Memorial Day Tributes May 20, 2014 — In honor of Memorial Day, Marine Band trumpet players will sound “Taps” at three ceremonies on Monday, May 26; all are free and open to the public. The City of Falls Church, Va., will host its annual Memorial Day parade and festival with a ceremony honoring veterans at 11 a.m. At noon, the town of Vienna, Va., will feature a Memorial Day tribute MORE
Blast Off at Wolf Trap May 20, 2014 — This Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a thrilling fireworks display and an entertaining evening of fun and patriotic music by the Marine Band at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 25 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts’ Filene Center in Vienna, Va. The concert is free and no tickets are required.The concert will include marches by John Philip Sousa, MORE
My End is My Beginning May 12, 2014 — This Sunday at 2 p.m., the Marine Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert titled “My End is My Beginning,” conducted by James Ross, director of orchestral activity at the University of Maryland and associate director of the conducting program at The Juilliard School in New York. The program will take place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall MORE
May Audio Includes Violin Concerto and Norwegian March May 6, 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