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John Williams & "The President's Own" in Concert
Information about the Marine Band's 225th anniversary concert, guest conducted by Maestro John Williams, to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on July 16, 2023.


About the Concert

The Marine Band’s 225th anniversary celebration continues with an extraordinary concert at the Kennedy Center, conducted in part by Maestro John Williams. The composer, who turns 91-years-old this year, is best known for his instantly-recognizable scores to the Star WarsIndiana Jones and Harry Potter films, as well as JawsE. T. the Extra-TerrestrialClose Encounters of the Third Kind, and many others. Williams first conducted the Marine Band in concert at the Kennedy Center in 2003, commemorating the band’s 205th birthday. That historic occasion marked the beginning of a long friendship between Williams and “The President’s Own” including additional guest appearances on the podium in 2008 and 2019, as well as the 2021 Marine Band album release of “John Williams and ‘The President’s Own.’” In this concert, the Marine Band pulls out all the stops, enthusiastic to perform an exciting lineup of Williams’ work, once again under the direction of the composer himself.

Free tickets required. Ticket information will be released in late spring.


Date & Location

This performance will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 3 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.




Free tickets are required and limited to two per request. Tickets will become available late spring.


John Williams and "The President's Own" - An Album

In 2021 the Marine Band released a recording album featuring a collection of Marine Band performances given under the baton of John Williams.

Explore more about the album

Read an interview with Col. Jason K. Fettig about the album.