Welcome Back Marine Band Alumni!
July 14-16, 2015
RSVP Deadline to perform: June 15
RSVP Deadline for the reception: July 6
We are looking forward to reconnecting with you. Our first alumni event was held in August 2010, and we plan to continue the tradition every five years. The event is open to anyone who served in the Marine Band, no matter how long. If you were a playing member of the band, you are invited to perform in the Alumni Band. If you do not wish to perform, we encourage you to still take part in the rehearsal, concert, reception, and the various outings we have planned for the week.
Step 1: Complete the RSVP Form (posted in the panel on the right) and e-mail it to GySgt Amanda Simmons at email@example.com or fax (202) 433-4752. Amanda will confirm receipt.
Performers: The first rehearsal for the Alumni Band will be on Tuesday, July 14. Two concerts of the same program will be held on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol and Thursday at the Sylvan Theater. Everyone who wishes to play can. You must use your own instrument. If participation is high in your section, we will rotate players. Music will be provided via e-mail from the Marine Band Library. The program will be conducted by Col. Bourgeois, Col. Colburn, and Maj. Burian. Attire for the event will be black pants and a white collared shirt. Part assignments will be made around June 15 and the music will be e-mailed to you. For the program, click here.
Reception: In 2010 interest was much larger than we expected. Due to the size of our group we need to hold the reception off site and have it catered. This will include a buffet dinner, tea/coffee, and dessert. The cost is $50 per person. Payment details were provided via e-mail.
Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved under the group name “Marine Band Alumni” at the Courtyard by Marriott Capitol Hill/Navy Yard located at 140 L Street SE Washington, DC 20003. Cost is $162/night. You can book via the link above or by calling 1-866-329-0003. This rate is only guaranteed until June 12. This is the closest hotel to the Marine Barracks Annex. ***Update June 4*** the hotel is sold out.
Directions to Marine Barracks Annex, click here.
| Tuesday, July 14
||Wednesday, July 15
||Thursday, July 16
|10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Check in and Barracks Tours
1 p.m. Rehearsal
|10 a.m. rehearsal at Sousa Hall (Annex)
||10 a.m. depart for
of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Transportation
provided from the Annex
|6-10 p.m. Reception at the
Catering and Conference Center at the Washington Navy Yard.
|8 p.m. Concert at the U.S. Capitol, West Terrace
||8 p.m. Concert at the Sylvan Theater
Questions? Contact Amanda at (202) 433-5814 or firstname.lastname@example.org