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"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
2020 Marine Band Concerto Competition

2020 Concerto Competition for High School Musicians

The deadline for the 2020 Concerto Competition has passed. Applications for the 2021 Concerto Competition will open in May 2020.

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship.


The final round of competition will take place at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. This final round will be presented as a recital open to the public and live streamed online. The competition's winner will perform in concert with the Marine Band at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020 in the Washington, D.C. area.



Concerto Competition Information
2020 COncerto Competition Results


  • Jake Alford of Lexington, KY: Tuba
  • Addison Bosch of Albuquerque, NM: Trumpet
  • Will Cole of Mount Ida, AR: Trombone
  • Caleb Hutchings of Medford, OR: Bassoon
  • Nicholas Ivy of Seminole, FL: French Horn
  • Aaron Lipsky of Arden, NC: Clarinet
  • Austin Shilling of Fort Worth, TX: Saxophone
  • Faith Shim of River Vale, NJ: Flute