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“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Unit News
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Four New Videos on YouTube July 28, 2014 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to offer four new videos on YouTube featuring the Marine Band trombone section and members of the Marine Chamber Orchestra.Serenade No. 11 in E-flat, K. 375Members of the Marine Band performed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 in E-flat, K. 375 on Jan. 19, 2014, at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, MORE
String Quartet Performs All-American Music at American History Museum July 28, 2014 — On Thursday, July 31 a Marine string quartet will explore America’s musical heritage at the National Museum of American History as part of the museum’s Star-Spangled American Music Series. The quartet will provide a lineup of stirring American music in free 20-minute concerts which will take place in the Flag Hall at the National Mall entrance of MORE
Summer Fare Features “Virtuosity,” Stephen Sondheim, and a Musical Trip Across the Atlantic July 28, 2014 — The Marine Band Summer Fare concerts at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 30 and Thursday, July 31, will highlight not only newly-appointed Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig and his program featuring a smorgasbord of foreign flavors, but also a preview of two of the band’s soloists for its upcoming National Concert Tour to the West Coast. MORE
Four New Videos on YouTube July 22, 2014 — “The President’s Own” is pleased to offer four new videos on YouTube featuring the Marine Band, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, and violinists Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato and Staff Sergeant Sheng-Tsung Wang. Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Violin, BWV 1004Marine Chamber Orchestra violinist Gunnery Sergeant Erika Sato performed Johann MORE
Quintet at American History Museum July 22, 2014 — The sounds of the 1920s speakeasies will be live and swinging this week! A Marine brass quintet will perform as part of the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled American Music Series, “illuminating America’s musical heritage, through its composers, songwriters, iconic performers, and musical trends.” The quintet will perform free MORE
Summer Fare Features Patriotic Songs and Trumpet Duet July 22, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare concerts this week will feature a mix of patriotic music, orchestral transcriptions, and a virtuosic trumpet duo. Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers will conduct the evening performances at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and Thursday, July 24, at the Sylvan Theater on the MORE
New Audio Available for Download July 14, 2014 — July’s March of the Month is “New Colonial” by Robert Browne Hall.Robert Browne Hall, also known as the “New England March King,” was so enamored with his home state of Maine that he managed to make a career as a cornet player, prolific composer, and band director for nearly a dozen different bands around the state. The Waterville Maine Military MORE
First Orchestra Concert as Director of “The President’s Own” July 14, 2014 — One week after accepting the Sousa baton and command of “The President’s Own,” Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig will conduct his first Marine Chamber Orchestra concert as Director at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s MORE
Summer Fare Features Marches, Tuba Solo, and “America, the Beautiful” July 14, 2014 — The Marine Band’s Summer Fare concerts this week feature newly commissioned 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin making his conducting debut in his new role as Assistant Director. Nowlin was commissioned and appointed Assistant Director in a ceremony on July 3 in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The evening MORE
Marine Band Celebrates 216 Years of Providing Music July 09, 2014 — On July 11, 1798, President John Adams approved and signed an Act of Congress which reorganized the Marine Corps and allowed for drummers and fifers—the musicians of a newly-formed Marine Band: “The Fifth Congress of the United States at the Second Session, Begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the MORE

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