"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band's mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Website: www.marineband.usmc.mil

Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances. “The President’s Own” encompasses the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and performs regularly at the White House and for more than 500 public performances across the nation each year.

United States Marine Band

The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.

Marine Chamber Orchestra

The Marine Chamber Orchestra performs a variety of both popular and classical selections, including compositions for string orchestra and those utilizing various wind instruments. Lauded by critics for their dramatic and confident performances, the Marine Chamber Orchestra is helping shape the identity of “The President’s Own” in the 21st century.

Website: www.marineband.marines.mil

Concert Information Line: (202) 433-4011

Public Affairs office: (202) 433-5809

Ticket Information: All concerts are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


POLICY
United States Marine Band Social Media Policy
Welcome to “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s official Facebook page, a page is intended to provide updated information and discussion on the Marine Band. For the Marine Band performance schedule, history, images and more information please visit our official website at www.marineband.usmc.mil.

We strive to provide our audience with perspective on Marine Band news and information while maintaining a principle-based and audience-focused conversation online.

While this is an open forum, it is also a family-friendly one, so please keep any comments appropriate for all. In addition to keeping it family-friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines may be removed:

-We do not allow negative graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.

-We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial, or non-governmental agency.

-We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.

-Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice.

-You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username, and any information provided.

- For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don’t post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts, or directories. This is a violation of privacy.



The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps or Department of Defense.

You are encouraged to quote, republish, or share any content on this site on your own blog, Web site, or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy.

For additional information, you may refer to further social media guidelines and resources listed here:

Social Media Policy and Guidelines
http://www.marines.mil/usmc/Pages/SocialMediaPolicyandGuidelines.aspx

MarAdmin 181/10
Responsible and Effective Use of Internet-Based Capabilities
http://www.marines.mil/news/messages/Pages/MARADMIN181-10.aspx

Department of Defense Policy on Social Media
http://www.defense.gov/NEWS/DTM%2009-026.pdf

U.S. Marine Corps Rules of Engagement/Standard Operating Procedure
http://www.usmc.mil/usmc/Pages/SocialMediaGuidelines.aspx

Online Social Media Guidance for Unofficial Internet Posts
Guidance provided for Marines who, in their personal capacity, desire to make unofficial posts online, regarding Marine Corps-related topics.
http://www.marines.mil/usmc/Pages/SocialMediaGuidance.aspx


If you are looking for more information about "The President's Own," please visit www.marineband.marines.mil.

On May 21, 2017, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to open the exhibit titled "America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting." (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released) Program: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Programs/170521.pdf?ver=2017-04-20-103605-387

On May 21, 2017, the Marine Chamber Orchestra performed a concert at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to open the exhibit titled "America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting." (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Amanda Simmons/released) Program: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Programs/170521.pdf?ver=2017-04-20-103605-387

Setting the Stage: Eighteenth-Century France

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Join us today at 2 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art.

marineband.marines.mil In 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, the elder brother of Napoleon, immigrated to the United States at the close of the Napoleonic Wars. He brought with him his collection of 18th-century French paintings,

In 1975-76, The European Vision of America was presented at the National Gallery of Art in honor of the Bicentennial of the United States. The exhibition explored the many way Europeans understood America since the start of the Age of Exploration. This new exhibit, America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting (May 21 through August 20, 2017) asks what American collectors make of France in the 18th century, the period during which the nations were each other’s closest allies. On the exhibit’s opening day, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will present works by the noted French composers Jean-Phillippe Rameau and Jean-Marie Leclair, as well as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s stunning tribute to Paris, his Symphony No. 31 in D, setting the tone to appreciate these 70 18th century paintings from collections across America. The concert will take place in the National Gallery of Art's West Building in the East Garden Court.

Complete program: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Programs/170521.pdf?ver=2017-04-20-103605-387

Live: Chamber Concert, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14, 2017 - YouTube

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LIVE STREAM TODAY! (5/14) 2 pm EDT. The program will feature works by Robert Schumann; Felix Mendelssohn; Paul Reade; Vincent Rose, Al Jolson, and B. G. (“Bud”) DeSylva; and Osvaldo Golijov.

youtube.com Coordinated by violin player Staff Sgt. Chaerim Smith, the program will feature works by Robert Schumann; Felix Mendelssohn; Paul Reade; Vincent Rose, Al Jol...

Marine Who Was MIA for 48 Years Buried at Arlington

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nbcsandiego.com A U.S. serviceman who was missing in action for nearly 50 years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, a day after his widow's memorial...

Battles, Jazz, and Fantasies

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marineband.marines.mil At 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14, the members of the Marine Chamber Orchestra will present a string-focused chamber program at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. The

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Director:
Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig

Assistant Directors:
Major Michelle A. Rakers,
Captain Ryan J. Nowlin

Executive Assistant to the Director:
Lieutenant Colonel John R. Barclay

Drum Major:
Master Sergeant Duane F. King

Assistant Drum Major:
Gunnery Sergeant Steven F. Williams

Operations Officer:
CWO4 Douglas R. Burian

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