Music in the Schools:
Each October the U.S. Marine Band offers its Music in the Schools program to elementary schools within 15 miles of Washington, D.C. Designed for grades 2-5, these free, 45-minute performances introduce musical instruments and concepts in an interactive fashion. Presentations feature instrument demonstrations, explanations about how instruments produce sound, instruction on musical terms, and a question and answer session.
During the program, Marine Band musicians perform a wide range of music geared specifically toward elementary school students. In order to maintain an effective program, a maximum of 150 students is recommended and the presentation must be scheduled as part of the formal school day. Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. The next sign ups for MITS will take place in September 2020.
Music in the High Schools:
The U.S. Marine Band also has a program geared toward high schoolers. Music in the High Schools is available to schools within 30 miles of Washington, D.C., and takes place in late winter. Sign-ups will be made available by January.