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"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Marine Band Photo Gallery
Marine Band Concert: Fair Winds and Following Seas - Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
180429-M-HO616-001.JPG Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust

Mar 29, 2018
Alexandria, Va. - Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. - After 20 years of inspired service, nearly 14 as Assistant Director, Maj. Michelle A. Rakers will make her final appearance with the United States Marine Band during this concert. Maj. Rakers joined “The President’s Own” in 1998 as a trumpeter/cornetist and was appointed an Assistant Director in 2004, the first female conductor in Marine Band history. This engaging program is filled with some of her favorite works, opening with a new transcription of Joan Tower’s Made in America. The program continues with the music of Percy Grainger, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and Kent Kennan’s Trumpet Sonata. Don’t miss Maj. Rakers’ final performance with “The President’s Own” as we wish her fair winds and following seas. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va.


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