Presidential Honor

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band Performs at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts April 5

By Annamarya Scaccia
There’s a bit of honor that comes with listening to such a distinguished ensemble like “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band. And those who haven’t had the chance to witness the organization’s remarkable musical work will have a chance this week when “The President’s Own” comes to Bowie.

The country’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization, “The President’s Own” will play the main hall of the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Road in Bowie, on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Titled “Making a Scene,” the two-hour performance, which is free and open to the public, will be conducted by Assistant Director Major Jason K. Fettig. Planned pieces for the show include Silverado Overture, Clarinet Concerto, both the funeral march and final from Siegfried’s Götterdämmerung, “Easter Monday on the White House Lawn,” CaveMario Lanza Tribute, and The Pines of Rome.

“The President’s Own” is renowned for its role at the White House, where it plays regularly, and vibrant public concerts, which occur over 500 times nationwide annually. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, it is comprised of the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles.

For more information, visit http://www.marineband.usmc.mil.

“THE PRESIDENT’S OWN” UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BAND CONCERT

Thursday, April 5

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Free (First Come, First Served)

Bowie Center for the Performing Arts

15200 Annapolis Road

Bowie, MD 20715

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Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN

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