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Calendar
A full schedule of public performances by ensembles of "The President's Own"

 

2024 Summer SEASON:

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Events are free and open to the public, tickets not required. Programs subject to change. Weather-related cancelations may occur and will be listed on this webpage.

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 MAY 31 | Marine Band at Wolf Trap: Summer Blast Off!

Location: Wolf Trap - Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182

Date & Time: Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m., Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: The Marine Band will once again kick off the summer concert season with the annual Summer Blast Off! concert at Wolf Trap with a mix of patriotic favorites, popular movie soundtracks, Sousa marches, and Broadway show tunes, as well as a guest appearance by iconic New Orleans jazz clarinetist Doreen Ketchens. As always, the program will conclude with a medley of the Armed Forces’ service songs honoring all those currently serving, veterans, and their families, followed by one of the best fireworks displays of the year. Don’t miss this annual family event and musical salute to our nation and its heroes!

Fireworks viewing areas will open following the performance at approximately 9:30 p.m. Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.

 JUN 5 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol - CANCELED

Due to inclement weather, the June 5th concert has been canceled.

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUN 6 | Marine Band on the National Mall

Location: Sylvan Theater on the National Mall (500 feet south of the Washington Monument, near Independence Ave SW and 15th St SW)

Date & Time: Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts on the National Mall! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket to the Washington Monument lawn and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUN 12 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUN 13 | Marine Band on the National Mall

Location: Sylvan Theater on the National Mall (500 feet south of the Washington Monument, near Independence Ave SW and 15th St SW)

Date & Time: Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts on the National Mall! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket to the Washington Monument lawn and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUN 26 | Free Country at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - Free Country will take the stage with a collection of classic rock and 80s hits you'll instantly want to sing along to. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUN 27 | Free Country at Glen Echo Park

Location: Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Date & Time: Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion. These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - Free Country will take the stage with a collection of classic rock and 80s hits you'll instantly want to sing and dance along to!

Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUL 10 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUL 11 |  Marine Band at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172

Date & Time: Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Description: Celebrate the Marine Band's 226th birthday on July 11, 2024!

Program: View Here

Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the National Museum of the Marine Corps! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

The museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 JUL 24 | Marine Big Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - the Marine Big Band packs a big-sound punch with golden era jazz and swing. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUL 25 | Marine Big Band on the National Mall

Location: Sylvan Theater on the National Mall (500 feet south of the Washington Monument, near Independence Ave SW and 15th St SW)

Date & Time: Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts on the National Mall! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - the Marine Big Band packs a big-sound punch with golden era jazz and swing. Bring a chair or blanket to the Washington Monument lawn and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 JUL 31 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 1 | Marine Band on the National Mall

Location: Sylvan Theater on the National Mall (500 feet south of the Washington Monument, near Independence Ave SW and 15th St SW)

Date & Time: Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Program: View Here

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts on the National Mall! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket to the Washington Monument lawn and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 7 | Latin Jazz Ensemble at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 7 at 7 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - the Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble will take the stage with a hot mix of spicy tunes perfect for swinging on the dance floor. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket (and dancing shoes!) and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 8 | Latin Jazz Ensemble at Glen Echo Park

Location: Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Date & Time: Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavilion. These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - the Marine Latin Jazz Ensemble will take the stage with a hot mix of spicy tunes perfect for swinging on the dance floor.

Limited seating available - bring a chair (and dancing shoes!) to take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 17 | Marine Chamber Orchestra

Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311

Date & Time: Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Description: The Marine Chamber Orchestra takes the stage for the performance of a pillar of the chamber music repertoire: Franz Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden. The 40-minute work, which compliments a poem of the same name, modulates into D major only at the end of Death's Song, as the maiden succumbs. Also on the program, contemporary works "Starburst" by Jessie Montgomery and String Quartet No. 2, Company by Philip Glass.

 AUG 21 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 22 | Marine Band at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172

Date & Time: Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Description: Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the National Museum of the Marine Corps! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

The museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 AUG 28 | Marine Band at the U.S. Capitol

Location: United States Capitol West Terrace

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m.

Description: The Marine Band's 25th Director Colonel John R. Bourgeois, USMC (Ret.), returns to guest conduct the band.

Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the U.S. Capitol! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Limited seating available - bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

 AUG 29 | Marine Band at National Museum of the Marine Corps

Location: National Museum of the Marine Corps1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle, VA 22172

Date & Time: Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

Description: The Marine Band's 25th Director Colonel John R. Bourgeois, USMC (Ret.), returns to guest conduct the band.

Enjoy summertime evenings with outdoor Marine Band concerts at the National Museum of the Marine Corps! These hour-long performances are free and open to the public, and feature selections of music that the whole family will love - patriotic marches, traditional wind band repertoire and exciting instrumental solos. Bring a chair or blanket and take part in this fun American tradition!

Weather-related changes to the concert schedule will be announced on the Marine Band website and social media accounts by 6 p.m.

The museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Friday Evening Parades:

Dates: Fridays, May - August

Location: Marine Barracks Washington, 8th & I Streets SE, Washington, DC 20390

Special Note: Reservations required. Please visit the Marine Barracks Washington website for parade reservations and complete information.

Description: Since 1957, Marine Barracks Washington, the "Oldest Post of the Corps," has held Friday Evening Parades to publicly showcase the pride, professionalism and esprit de corps of Marines worldwide. At these ceremonial dress parades, guests witness the finest display of military precision and excellence, including musical performances by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and impressively choreographed rifle drill executed by the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Following the ceremony, guests have the opportunity to meet Marines involved in the parade, as well as take photos with the Marine Barracks bulldog mascot, Chesty XVI.