When: Wed., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. 2013
From the earliest days of our nation, the Marine Band's mission has been to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Established in 1798 by an Act of Congress signed by President John Adams, the United States Marine Band is America's oldest continuously active professional musical organization. The band made its White House debut on New Year's Day, 1801, and has performed at the inauguration of every President since Thomas Jefferson, who is credited with giving the band the title, "The President's Own." Conducted by Colonel Michael J. Colburn, this performance is a part of the band's National Concert Tour, and will feature patriotic favorites, orchestra transcriptions, new works for band, dynamic soloists, and music by the band's legendary 17th Director John Philip Sousa.
Price: Free, but tickets are required.