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On Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform its final concert of the summer, closing the summer season of its 225th Anniversary. Conducted by Marine Band Director Colonel Jason K. Fettig, the free concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., and will take place rain or shine. The band will perform patriotic marches as well as powerful wind band selections with something for everyone to enjoy, with music that highlights the remarkable virtuosity and diverse skill of the Marine Band musicians. - On Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform its final concert of the summer, closing the summer season of its 225th Anniversary. Conducted by Marine Band Director Colonel Jason K. Fettig, the free concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., and will take place rain or shine. The band will perform patriotic marches as well as powerful wind band selections with something for everyone to enjoy, with music that highlights the remarkable virtuosity and diverse skill of the Marine Band musicians.

This week marks the final Marine Band performances by mezzo-soprano Master Sgt. Sara Sheffield—it’s the end of an era. Sheffield was the band’s first female vocalist and has served for 20 years singing at the White House and the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ residence as well as performing regularly in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour. Conducted by Associate Director Major Ryan Nowlin, Sheffield will perform four pieces specially-selected as she wraps up her vocal career. The free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C., and 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the U.S. Capitol; the Wednesday concert will also livestream. - This week marks the final Marine Band performances by mezzo-soprano Master Sgt. Sara Sheffield—it’s the end of an era. Sheffield was the band’s first female vocalist and has served for 20 years singing at the White House and the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ residence as well as performing regularly in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour. Conducted by Associate Director Major Ryan Nowlin, Sheffield will perform four pieces specially-selected as she wraps up her vocal career. The free concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C., and 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the U.S. Capitol; the Wednesday concert will also livestream.