The Marine Band will rebroadcast the 2018 Dream Hour Concert, which can be streamed on YouTube:
Tune in Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 1 pm EST.
“With the stirring strains of the Marines’ Hymn, the National Broadcasting Company brings you the music of the United States Marine Band!” Thus began every script of one of the longest running programs in radio history, NBC’s “The Dream Hour,” which began in 1931 and continued through 1954. The original program was created for shut-ins, and musical selections were largely determined by patrons sending in requests. The result was a delightful mix of classic marches, thrilling overtures, virtuoso solos and novelty numbers. In celebration of the 220th anniversary year of “The President’s Own,” the band once again presents one of its popular live re-enactments of these famous broadcasts from the Golden Age of radio. Radio and television broadcaster, actor, and fixture in the Washington, D.C., create and host of XM Radio’s “Millennium of Music” Robert Aubry Davis will serve as guest moderator for this year’s mix of music and memories from yesteryear.