United States Marine Band
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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, totaling more than 500 annually.

 

SUMMER Schedule

2021 Summer Series

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Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert

Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert - June 19, 8 pm, Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA

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Concerto Competition

String, piano and harp musicians in grades 9-12 can compete for a $2,500 scholarship and the opportunity to solo with "The President's Own."

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John Williams & "The President's Own"

Newest album: "John Williams and 'The President's Own.'" Recorded live in honor of the United States Marine Band’s 205th & 210th Anniversaries.

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Now Available: Volume 6

The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa Volume 6 includes in-depth educational resources, full scores, sheet music, historical notes, recordings, &...

 

News

In six weeks during the fall of 2020, musicians of “The President’s Own” held more than 1,000 Q&As, clinics and masterclasses, reaching over 28,000 music students from kindergarten through the university level. As a result of the now-widespread use of video calls in schools, these digital discussions spanned thousands of miles, taking place in 45 states and the District of Columbia. - In six weeks during the fall of 2020, musicians of “The President’s Own” held more than 1,000 Q&As, clinics and masterclasses, reaching over 28,000 music students from kindergarten through the university level. As a result of the now-widespread use of video calls in schools, these digital discussions spanned thousands of miles, taking place in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Postcard for The Stars and Stripes Together: A Virtual Play Along - The American Bandmasters Association and the United States Marine Band invite you to perform virtually with the Marine Band! On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. (EDT) participate in a special Sousa event with Colonel Jason K. Fettig of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. With everyone joining online, Col. Fettig will conduct a performance of John Philip Sousa’s marches “The Thunderer” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” This free event is open to anyone and will take place on youtube.com/usmarineband. After the online play along, students through 12th grade are invited to submit a video of themselves performing “The Stars and Stripes Forever” for a worldwide collage performance that will be assembled and debuted on July 4th!