September 2, 2014 --
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is pleased to announce the 2014 Music in the Schools (MITS) program. Each year, the Marine Band presents programs designed to introduce musical instruments and concepts to elementary school students throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. This year’s program will take place from Oct. 1-31 and is designed for grades 3-5. These 45-minute interactive presentations feature instrument demonstrations, explanations about how instruments produce sound, instruction on musical terms, and a question and answer session. The 2014 ensemble options include brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and string quartet.
During the presentation, 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. Reasonable alternatives to these requirements will be considered on a case by case basis.
Demand for this program is high and bookings are made on a first come, first served basis beginning September 2. Schools must be within a 15-mile radius of Washington, D.C. To obtain an application, visit www.marineband.marines.mil, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 433-5813.