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"The President's Own"


"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
2021 Tour to the Southeast

The Marine Band's 2021 concert tour to the Southeast will take place in October and include concerts in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. A final list of cities will be announced during the summer of 2021.

Want to bring the Marine Band to your community? Read the Sponsor's Guide to find out how!


Request a Tour Clinic or Master Class

Request a Tour Clinic or Master Class

2021 clinic requests will be accepted from the following states once concert locations have been announced: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Tour Regions

The President’s Own” United States Marine Band tours each year during October. The tour lasts approximately 31 days, during which the band performs in roughly 29 cities. The tradition of the Marine Band tour began in 1891 under 17th Director John Philip Sousa. History of the Marine Band Tour

Where the Marine Band Tours
The Department of Defense divides the continental United States into five touring areas available for the four premier service bands. Regions within these areas are selected approximately one year in advance. Use the map below to view the five Department of Defense touring areas.

National Tour Area Map
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Area I
Official Sponsor's Guide

 Interested in sponsoring a Marine Band performance on our 2021 concert tour? We are looking for sponsors in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Please read the sponsor's guide for complete details, and if you are interested contact the Marine Band Tour Director at (703) 614-1405 or marineband.communication@usmc.mil.

Sponsor the Marine Band

Why sponsor the Marine Band?

Bringing the Marine Band to your city or town is a great opportunity for your organization to give back to the community. These free concerts, presented by the same musicians who perform at the White House, attract capacity crowds and provide valuable public exposure for the sponsoring organization.

Who sponsors the Marine Band?

The Marine Band National Tour Director plans the tour itinerary and contacts local organizations for sponsorship. The organizations must have the capability to provide a suitable concert site, publicize the performance, and distribute free tickets. Sponsors typically are schools and universities, newspapers, radio and television stations, civic and educational organizations, chamber of commerce and local governments.

Who is the Sponsor?

The official sponsor(s) is the organization that signs the Marine Band Tour Appearance Agreement.

Are there any restrictions?

Fundraising activities or other collections in connection with Marine Band tour appearances are prohibited. The Marine Band will not participate in any event that directly or indirectly benefits, appears to benefit, or favor any private individual, commercial venture, sect, political or fraternal group. The band will not be associated with solicitation of funds or solicitation of votes in an election.

What does the Sponsor provide?

Marine Band concerts must be presented free of admission. Transportation, food, and lodging are the responsibility of the United States Marine Corps. The sponsor is responsible for providing all local support to include, securing a concert site, managing a publicity campaign, facilitating the printing and distribution of tickets and concert programs, providing ushers for the concert, and coordinating with local security to guard the concert site, Marine Band, and patrons.