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Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
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On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Marine Band hosted its annual recital for the 2017-18 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The panel of judges consisted of Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig, Assistant Directors Maj. Michelle A. Rakers and Capt. Ryan J. Nowlin, and guest adjudicator professor Dennis Zeisler from Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Va. The semi-finalists include tuba player Robert Black, flutist Tessa Vermeulen, saxophone player Jordan Savage, flutist Jennifer Wang, and bassoonist Daniel McCarty.
180224-M-KN144-156.JPG Photo By: MSgt Kristin duBois

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Feb 24, 2018
MARINE BARRACKS WASHINGTON ANNEX, D.C. - On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Marine Band hosted its annual recital for the 2017-18 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. Lt. Gen. Robert R. Blackman Jr., USMC (Ret). presented a $2,500 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation to the winner, tuba player Robert Black. He will return to Washington, D.C., on March 25 to perform his solo with the Marine Band. Runner up was Jennifer Wang, who received a $500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.


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