Marine Band Concerts - Aug. 16/17
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.