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Marine Chamber Orchestra concert Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Warner Auditorium at the Marine Corps University on Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va. - Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. - Violinist William H. Santelmann was Director of the Marine Band, serving from 1898-1927. Under his leadership a symphony orchestra was formed within “The President’s Own” and was composed of band musicians who doubled on string instruments. During this program, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will take the audience back to 1918, a time when the world was at war. The program will include Staff Sgt. Charlaine Prescott’s performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 and former Marine Band Director Taylor Branson’s march, “The Marines of Belleau Wood,” in honor of the centennial of the battle that established the Marine Corps as an indispensable fighting force. Free parking in the garage located at 2050 Broadway St.; there is no drop off or pick up at the entrance. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Warner Auditorium at the Marine Corps University on Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

Marine Band concert Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place in in Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park. - Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. - This program features two very different but equally epic symphonies, including Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The 35-minute first movement is a miniature symphony in and of itself and will be performed in transcription on this concert along with the transformative Finale of the entire work. The first half of the program features composer Johan de Meij’s dramatic and colorful Symphony No. 1 inspired by The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this substantial original symphony for band, and the Marine Band was among the first to perform it three decades ago. The composer will be on hand to lead this commemorative performance of his Symphony No. 1. Free parking in Lots 1B and Z. The performance is free and open to the public and will take place in Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.