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Come enjoy a performance by the Marine Jazz Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program embraces some of the internationally popular big band classics that continue to delight and unite people across the decades and throughout the world. Performance selections include works by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, and former Marine Band arranger Sammy Nestico, as well as a new arrangement of Chick Corea’s Spain by Mike Crotty. Admission and parking are free. A bass and piano duo will perform pre-concert music in the lobby beginning at 1:15 p.m. - Come enjoy a performance by the Marine Jazz Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 5, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. The program embraces some of the internationally popular big band classics that continue to delight and unite people across the decades and throughout the world. Performance selections include works by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, and former Marine Band arranger Sammy Nestico, as well as a new arrangement of Chick Corea’s Spain by Mike Crotty. Admission and parking are free. A bass and piano duo will perform pre-concert music in the lobby beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Guest conductor, composer, and former music director of the Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz returns to the podium of “The President’s Own” to lead this showcase of original masterpieces for band at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va. This concert celebrates some of the cornerstones of the band repertoire created over the past century. Highlights include Gustav Holst’s Suite No. 1 in E-flat, Opus 28, No.1; Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in B-flat for Band; and William Schuman’s New England Triptych. Admission and parking are free. No tickets are required. - Guest conductor, composer, and former music director of the Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz returns to the podium of “The President’s Own” to lead this showcase of original masterpieces for band at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va. This concert celebrates some of the cornerstones of the band repertoire created over the past century. Highlights include Gustav Holst’s Suite No. 1 in E-flat, Opus 28, No.1; Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in B-flat for Band; and William Schuman’s New England Triptych. Admission and parking are free. No tickets are required.

When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa. From March 4 through April 3, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 3, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on April 4. In order to win “Sousa’s March Mania” you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 9 a.m., on March 4 (honor system). If you win, you’ll be named an honorary “March King” for a day! Participants are also invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband. - When it comes to the historical knowledge and performance of marches, the United States Marine Band is your prime resource, especially for marches written by John Philip Sousa. From March 4 through April 3, “The President’s Own” will host “Sousa’s March Mania,” a tournament pitting 32 marches against each other for the Marine Band online community to determine which one is the favorite. Every day through April 3, marches will compete head to head while our friends and fans vote which marches advance in the tournament. You can visit the Marine Band website to listen to the competing marches, download a tournament bracket, and vote for your favorites. The champion march will be announced on April 4. In order to win “Sousa’s March Mania” you must obtain a perfect bracket, completed prior to the start of the first game at 9 a.m., on March 4 (honor system). If you win, you’ll be named an honorary “March King” for a day! Participants are also invited to share completed brackets with the Marine Band by emailing them to marineband.publicaffairs@usmc.mil or posting to facebook.com/marineband.