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Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m., Alexandria, Va. - Do we ever let go of our childhood dreams? The mind of a child overflows with imagination, wonder, fantasy, fear, ambition, and limitless possibilities. With music evoking a flight to Neverland, a jump into outer space, the complicated dreamscape of the resting young mind, the thrill of a first experience, and the discovery of an aspiration, this program dusts off the invincible childhood magic and mystery that resides deep within each of us. Conducted by Marine Band Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, the program includes John Williams’ Flight to Neverland, Percy Grainger’s Children’s March, “Over the Hills and Far Away,” and David Maslanka’s A Child’s Garden of Dreams. The concert is free and no tickets are required. - Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m., Alexandria, Va. - Do we ever let go of our childhood dreams? The mind of a child overflows with imagination, wonder, fantasy, fear, ambition, and limitless possibilities. With music evoking a flight to Neverland, a jump into outer space, the complicated dreamscape of the resting young mind, the thrill of a first experience, and the discovery of an aspiration, this program dusts off the invincible childhood magic and mystery that resides deep within each of us. Conducted by Marine Band Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin, the program includes John Williams’ Flight to Neverland, Percy Grainger’s Children’s March, “Over the Hills and Far Away,” and David Maslanka’s A Child’s Garden of Dreams. The concert is free and no tickets are required.

January 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST - Coordinated by trumpeter/cornetist Staff Sgt. James McClarty, this concert will feature several different ensembles formed by members of “The President’s Own,” and will include the world première of Overture for Euphoniums and Tubas by Marine Band clarinetist Staff Sgt. Parker Gaims. The concert will held at John Philip Sousa Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. and is free with no tickets required. The concert will be streamed live at www.marineband.marines.mil. - January 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST - Coordinated by trumpeter/cornetist Staff Sgt. James McClarty, this concert will feature several different ensembles formed by members of “The President’s Own,” and will include the world première of Overture for Euphoniums and Tubas by Marine Band clarinetist Staff Sgt. Parker Gaims. The concert will held at John Philip Sousa Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. and is free with no tickets required. The concert will be streamed live at www.marineband.marines.mil.

“A SYMPHONY MUST BE LIKE THE WORLD …IT MUST CONTAIN EVERYTHING. — GUSTAV MAHLERSunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m., Alexandria, Va. - Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, this program highlights how three titans of classical music tell the stories of other larger-than-life characters within our world, from kings to philosophers to heroes. The power of music is on full display with George Frederic Handel’s vivid soundtrack to a monarch’s monumental 18th century fireworks display, Leonard Bernstein’s creative depiction of a meeting between some of the greatest minds in history, and the unmatched symphonist Mahler’s first spectacular foray into the genre that would cement his musical legacy for all time. The concert is free and no tickets are required. - “A SYMPHONY MUST BE LIKE THE WORLD … IT MUST CONTAIN EVERYTHING. — GUSTAV MAHLER Sunday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m., Alexandria, Va. - Conducted by Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig, this program highlights how three titans of classical music tell the stories of other larger-than-life characters within our world, from kings to philosophers to heroes. The power of music is on full display with George Frederic Handel’s vivid soundtrack to a monarch’s monumental 18th century fireworks display, Leonard Bernstein’s creative depiction of a meeting between some of the greatest minds in history, and the unmatched symphonist Mahler’s first spectacular foray into the genre that would cement his musical legacy for all time. The concert is free and no tickets are required.