“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
On Aug. 29, 2015, Free Country performed at National Harbor in Maryland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Free Country at National Harbor
On Aug. 29, 2015, Free Country performed at National Harbor in Maryland. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
The U.S. Marine Band performs during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 21, 2015. The Honorable Mr. Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, the Honorable Mr. Earl Anthony ‘Tony’ Reavley, Director of Hamilton County Emergency Services & Homeland Security, and the Honorable Mr. Fred Fletcher, Chief of Police, Chattanooga Police Department, were the guests of honor for the parade, and Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander, Marine Forces Reserve, Marine Forces North, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kayla V. McTaw/Released)
Friday Evening Parade
The U.S. Marine Band performs during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 21, 2015. The Honorable Mr. Andy Berke, Mayor of Chattanooga, the Honorable Mr. Earl Anthony ‘Tony’ Reavley, Director of Hamilton County Emergency Services & Homeland Security, and the Honorable Mr. Fred Fletcher, Chief of Police, Chattanooga Police Department, were the guests of honor for the parade, and Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commander, Marine Forces Reserve, Marine Forces North, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kayla V. McTaw/Released)
On Aug. 16, 2015, the U.S. Marine Big Band performed at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Big Band
On Aug. 16, 2015, the U.S. Marine Big Band performed at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
On Aug. 15, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The program included works by Russell Peck, Boris Papandopulo, Alexander Glazunov, and George Antheil. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Summer Orchestra Series
On Aug. 15, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. The program included works by Russell Peck, Boris Papandopulo, Alexander Glazunov, and George Antheil. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
This week we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (August 14) with photos, video, specials news features, and a concert on August 16. We hope you join us in honoring our country’s “Greatest Generation.” (U.S. Marine Corps design by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released.)
70th Anniversary of the World War II
This week we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (August 14) with photos, video, specials news features, and a concert on August 16. We hope you join us in honoring our country’s “Greatest Generation.” (U.S. Marine Corps design by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released.)
The Marine Corps Band preforms during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, was the official host and Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, was the guest of honor. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drumand Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles/ Released)
Friday Evening Parade
The Marine Corps Band preforms during an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 24, 2015. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, was the official host and Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, was the guest of honor. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934, and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drumand Bugle Corps alongside two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex A. Quiles/ Released)
The US Marine Band stands at ceremonial at ease after an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015.  During the ceremony Congressman Robert Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Honorary Marine - Earned never given
The US Marine Band stands at ceremonial at ease after an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015. During the ceremony Congressman Robert Wittman from the 1st Congressional District of Virginia, was named an Honorary Marine by Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, for his extensive support of wounded warriors and his contributions to ensuring the readiness and care of active duty Marines and their families. We wanted to recognize Congressman Wittman tonight because of what he’s done for our wounded warriors behind the scenes, said Dunford. It hasn’t been with fanfare, it’s been because of his compassionate leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/Released)
Members of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band supported a ceremony for World War II veterans with Honor Flight Chicago on July 29, 2015, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Honor Flight Chicago
Members of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band supported a ceremony for World War II veterans with Honor Flight Chicago on July 29, 2015, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
The Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
Summer Fare
The Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol on June 10, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust/released)
On July 22, 2015, the Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Summer Fare
On July 22, 2015, the Marine Band performed a Summer Fare concert at the U.S. Capitol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On July 21, 2015, the Marine Band performed the National Anthem at Nationals Park. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
U.S. Marine Corps Day at Nationals Park
On July 21, 2015, the Marine Band performed the National Anthem at Nationals Park. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra, July 18, 2015
Marine Chamber Orchestra
Marine Chamber Orchestra, July 18, 2015
On July 15, 2015, the Marine Band performed for a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Full Honors Funeral
On July 15, 2015, the Marine Band performed for a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
The U.S. Marine Corps Band conducts the opening performance of the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost and Rep. Ruben Gallego. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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The U.S. Marine Corps Band conducts the opening performance of the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., July 10, 2015. Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official for the July 10 Evening Parade, and the Guests of Honor were eight congressional Marines, to include Sen. Charles Roberts, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, Rep. John Kline, Rep. Michael Coffman, Rep. Scott Rigell, Rep. Paul Cook, Rep. Mike Bost and Rep. Ruben Gallego. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Members of the U.S. Marine Band perform at a reception held at the Home of the Commandants prior to the start of an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015. The Honorable Mac Thornberry was the guest of honor for the parade and Gen. John M. Paxton, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Evening Parade
Members of the U.S. Marine Band perform at a reception held at the Home of the Commandants prior to the start of an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015. The Honorable Mac Thornberry was the guest of honor for the parade and Gen. John M. Paxton, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, was the hosting official. The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
On June 20, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program included Einojuhani Rautavaara’s An Epitaph for Béla Bartók, Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor, and Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert
On June 20, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program included Einojuhani Rautavaara’s An Epitaph for Béla Bartók, Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor, and Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
The United States Marine Band performs at the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington, where Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was the invited guest of honor May 22, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
Friday Evening Parade
The United States Marine Band performs at the Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington, where Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was the invited guest of honor May 22, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
The Marine Band performs during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Marine Band performs during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. (Photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)(Released)
The Marine Band performed its annual Memorial Day Summer Blast Off concert on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
Summer Blast Off!
The Marine Band performed its annual Memorial Day Summer Blast Off concert on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released.)
On May 14-15, 2015, Drum Majors from fleet Marine Corps bands, Washington, D.C. service bands, and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy came together for a Drum Major clinic to hone their skills and share ideas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Marine Band Drum Major Clinic
On May 14-15, 2015, Drum Majors from fleet Marine Corps bands, Washington, D.C. service bands, and the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy came together for a Drum Major clinic to hone their skills and share ideas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returned to the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park with a special program that Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig built around the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air. Music is often the representation and inspiration of the world both around and within us and this concert explores the classical elements in classical music, from fire in Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks to water in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, and earth with Darius Milhaud’s depiction of the genesis of the planet itself in La Création du monde. These elements are all tied together by the very wind that powers this grand acoustic ensemble called the concert band.
While the ancient Greeks first presented the concept of the four elements, the Eastern Asian cultures transformed the idea into a belief in the transmission of energy between elements, to include wood and metal. These elements are represented in grand fashion in Jennifer Higdon’s virtuosic Percussion Concerto.
Elements
“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returned to the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park with a special program that Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig built around the four classical elements: fire, water, earth, and air. Music is often the representation and inspiration of the world both around and within us and this concert explores the classical elements in classical music, from fire in Igor Stravinsky’s Fireworks to water in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, and earth with Darius Milhaud’s depiction of the genesis of the planet itself in La Création du monde. These elements are all tied together by the very wind that powers this grand acoustic ensemble called the concert band. While the ancient Greeks first presented the concept of the four elements, the Eastern Asian cultures transformed the idea into a belief in the transmission of energy between elements, to include wood and metal. These elements are represented in grand fashion in Jennifer Higdon’s virtuosic Percussion Concerto.
On April 26, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed the Young People’s Concert: Music History Mystery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Young People's Concert: Music History Mystery
On April 26, 2015, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed the Young People’s Concert: Music History Mystery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
April 8, 2015 - members of the Marine Band pose with Joe Cosgrove Jr., World War II veteran, at the National World War II Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps phot by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Honor Flight Chicago
On April 8, 2015, members of the Marine Band pose with Joe Cosgrove Jr., World War II veteran, at the National World War II Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps phot by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a pair of Irish tunes during the 2015 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, March 18, 2015.
Free Country
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sings a pair of Irish tunes during the 2015 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors gala at the National Building Museum in Washington, March 18, 2015.
Mission
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.
Marine Band News
Free Country on the Mall and at the Harbor

By | August 20, 2015

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2015 National Tour

By | August 14, 2015

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Summer Fare Spotlights Ol' Blue Eyes and Green's Vaudeville Rags

By | August 14, 2015

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Marine Big Band and the 70th Anniversary of WWII

By | August 07, 2015

In a special tribute to our veterans who served so valiantly in the Great War, “The President’s Own” MORE
Final Summer Orchestra Concert Features Hidden Gems

By | August 07, 2015

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Perspective from the Podium

By | August 07, 2015

“The President’s Own” has hosted many guest conductors throughout its 217 year history, but this MORE
August Web Exclusives

By | July 31, 2015

This month’s Web Exclusive audio downloads feature a contemporary work alongside an older march. MORE
Cartoon and Celebration on the Mall

By | July 31, 2015

A Sousa march, cartoon music, a love song of regret, Tchaikovsky masterpiece, and a musical MORE
Summer Fare Features Upbeat Sounds of Marine Big Band

By | July 28, 2015

Summer Fare concertscontinue this week with an eclectic mix of lively jazz and big band music bythe MORE
Marine Band Alumni Wrap Up Homecoming

By | July 21, 2015

Last week“The President’s Own” welcomed back more than 100 former members of the Marine Band, MORE
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