“The President’s Own”

 

“The President’s Own”

United States Marine Band

Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
On April 1, 2016, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert titled "Musical Fashion of Great Britain" at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. The program featured music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton, and Jean Sibelius. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released.)
Musical Fashion of Great Britain
On April 1, 2016, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert titled "Musical Fashion of Great Britain" at National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. The program featured music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton, and Jean Sibelius. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released.)
On March 25, 2016, the Marine Band performed a concert titled "Postcards" at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Maryland. The program featured music from France, Italy, England, Scotland, and the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released.)
Postcards
On March 25, 2016, the Marine Band performed a concert titled "Postcards" at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Maryland. The program featured music from France, Italy, England, Scotland, and the United States. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released.)
On March 18, 2016, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert conducted by Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The program was a part of the gallery's four-day 75th anniversary commemoration and featured Ottorino Respighi's Trittico botticelliano, Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Music at the Museum
On March 18, 2016, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert conducted by Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The program was a part of the gallery's four-day 75th anniversary commemoration and featured Ottorino Respighi's Trittico botticelliano, Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
On March 14, 2016, the Marine Band performed a concert titled "Double Feature: Music of Adventure, Danger and Drama on the Silver Screen" at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. The program included music from the films Out of Africa, Lincoln, The Sea Hawk, and Star Wars: The Force Awakes. Complete program: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Programs/160314.pdf (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Double Feature: Music of Adventure, Danger and Drama on the Silver Screen
On March 14, 2016, the Marine Band performed a concert titled "Double Feature: Music of Adventure, Danger and Drama on the Silver Screen" at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. The program included music from the films Out of Africa, Lincoln, The Sea Hawk, and Star Wars: The Force Awakes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
On March 9, 2016, a string quartet from "The President's Own" performed a Music in the High Schools presentation at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Music in the High Schools
On March 9, 2016, a string quartet from "The President's Own" performed a Music in the High Schools presentation at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On March 2, 2016, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band was joined by musicians from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band for the fifth anniversary observation of Operation Tomodachi at the Pentagon. Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. military's response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Operation Tomodachi
On March 2, 2016, "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band was joined by musicians from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band for the fifth anniversary observation of Operation Tomodachi at the Pentagon. Operation Tomodachi was the U.S. military's response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On Feb. 13, 2016, flute player Mei Stone of Waco, Texas, won the Marine Band Concerto Competition and received a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Runner up was French horn player Camron Bryant of Phenix City, Ala. Mei is a senior at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and will return on April 10 to perform the Chaminade Concertino for Flute with the Marine Band.
Marine Band Concerto Competition
On Feb. 13, 2016, flute player Mei Stone of Waco, Texas, won the Marine Band Concerto Competition and received a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Runner up was French horn player Camron Bryant of Phenix City, Ala. Mei is a senior at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and will return on April 10 to perform the Chaminade Concertino for Flute with the Marine Band.
On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin led the Marine Band in a program titled "Childhood Dreams" at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. Tom Davoren, the composer of the selection "Ascension," was on hand to enjoy the standing ovation his music elicited from the audience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
Childhood Dreams
On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin led the Marine Band in a program titled "Childhood Dreams" at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. Tom Davoren, the composer of the selection "Ascension," was on hand to enjoy the standing ovation his music elicited from the audience. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Kristin duBois/released)
On Jan. 10, 2016, the U.S. Marine Band performed its annual Sousa Season Opener at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Sousa Season Opener
On Jan. 10, 2016, the U.S. Marine Band performed its annual Sousa Season Opener at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
The U.S. Marine Band performs the annual New Year’s Day serenade at Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2016. The serenade is a tradition that has been kept since the days of the Civil War. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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The U.S. Marine Band performs the annual New Year’s Day serenade at Home of the Commandants, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2016. The serenade is a tradition that has been kept since the days of the Civil War. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band and the Danish military band Slesvigske Musikkorps presented a joint holiday concert on Dec.15, 2015, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The program was conducted by Maj. Michelle A Rakers and Dr. Peter Ettrup Larsen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
Joint Concert with the Marine Band and Slesvigske Musikkorps
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band and the Danish military band Slesvigske Musikkorps presented a joint holiday concert on Dec.15, 2015, in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The program was conducted by Maj. Michelle A Rakers and Dr. Peter Ettrup Larsen. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released)
On Sept. 19, 2015, the Marine Band performed at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., as part of its National Tour. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
U.S. Marine Band on Tour in Hickory, NC
On Sept. 19, 2015, the Marine Band performed at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., as part of its National Tour. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Ghadiali/released)
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
Marine Band Assistant Director to Guest Conduct at the University of New Hampshire

By | May 04, 2016

On the heels of a successful Young People’s Concert, Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin once again returns to his music education roots as the guest clinician and composer for the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Wind Band Invitational on May 4, 2016. Dr. Andrew Boysen, the UNH conducting professor and director of the Wind Symphony initiated this non-competitive event where seven high school bands will receive a 45-minute clinic from Boysen and a 40-minute clinic from Nowlin. “All the bands will be performing my music,” Nowlin explained. “Dr. Boysen builds the invitational around composers, so the visiting high school bands will each be playing something of mine.” The idea is that working with an actual composer on his own music will strengthen the experience for the students. MORE
Spice Up Mother’s Day With A Latin Jazz Concert

By | May 04, 2016

On Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. EDT members of the Marine Band will present a dynamic Latin Jazz fusion program featuring salsa, Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan music, Mambo, cha-cha, and a few modern arrangements in John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The concert is free and will also stream live on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_0SfI3v-9M. MORE
Remembering World War I: The Mintage of Man

By | April 26, 2016

In a special tribute marking the centennial of the First World War, the United States Marine Chamber MORE
Young People's Concert: Meet the Band

By | April 19, 2016

On Sunday, April 24, Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin and the Marine Band will help kids and families discover all the instruments that make up a concert band, their families, and all the silly, fun, and beautiful sounds they make, in this year’s Young People’s Concert: Meet the Band. The colorful concert, which is catered to children and families but open and entertaining for all, will take place at 2 p.m. in Northern Virginia Community College’s Schlesinger Center in Alexandria. Admission is free and free parking is available in the adjacent garage. MORE
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