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PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND, THE

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. President John Adams invited the Marine Band to make its White House début on New Year’s Day, 1801, in the then-unfinished Executive Mansion. In March of that year, the band performed for Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration and it is believed that it has performed for every presidential inaugural since. In Jefferson, the band found its most visionary advocate. An accomplished musician himself, Jefferson recognised the unique relationship between the band and the Chief Executive and he is credited with giving the Marine Band its title, ‘The President’s Own.’

Whether performing for State Dinners or South Lawn arrivals, events of national significance, or receptions, Marine Band musicians appear at the White House an average of 200 times each year. These performances range from small ensembles such as a solo pianist, jazz combo or brass quintet to a country band, dance band or full concert band. The diversity of music often presented at the Executive Mansion makes versatility an important requirement for Marine Band members. Musicians are selected at auditions much like those of major symphony orchestras, and they enlist in the US Marine Corps for permanent duty with the Marine Band. Most of today’s members are graduates of the nation’s finest music schools, and more than 60 percent hold advanced degrees in music.

In addition to its White House mission, ‘The President’s Own’ performs an annual season showcase series of indoor concerts and a popular outdoor summer concert series on the National Mall. Musicians from the band are frequently highlighted in solo performances and participate in more intimate chamber ensemble recitals that feature a wide range of smaller instrumental groups. Marine Band musicians also perform in many different types of ceremonies and events throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area including the Presidential Inauguration, Full Honors funerals at Arlington National Cemetery, Honor Flight ceremonies for veterans at the National World War II Memorial, Friday Evening Parades at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC, and educational programs in schools throughout the National Capital Region.

Each fall, the Marine Band travels throughout a portion of the continental United States during its concert tour, a tradition initiated in 1891 by “The March King” John Philip Sousa, who was the band’s legendary 17th director. As director from 1880–92, Sousa brought “The President’s Own” to an unprecedented level of excellence and shaped the band into a world-famous musical organization. Since Sousa’s time, the band’s musical reach has extended beyond America’s borders on several occasions with performances in England, Norway, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, and the former Soviet Union. During Sousa’s tenure, the Marine Band was one of the first musical ensembles to make sound recordings. By 1892, more than 200 different titles were available for sale, placing Sousa’s marches among the first and most popular pieces ever recorded.

The Marine Band’s integral role in the national culture and in the government’s official life has affirmed the importance of the arts as a bridge between people. Since 1798, the Marine Band’s mission has been to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. As the only musical organization with that mission, the Marine Band looks to the future, viewing its history and tradition as the foundation upon which to build its third century of bringing music to the White House and to the American people.


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Role: Ensemble 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
100 FAMOUS MARCHES Altissimo
75442201072
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 FAMOUS MARCHES, Vol. 4 Altissimo
75442255402
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 ORCHESTRAL MASTERWORKS FOR BAND Altissimo
75442203032
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - A Collection of Patriotic Songs by the Bands and Choruses of the United States Military Altissimo
75442272152
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music - SOUSA, J. / FILLMORE, H. / BAGLEY, E.E. / HALL, R.B. / DUBLE, C. / WAGNER, J.F. / SMITH, J.S. (Pass in Review) Altissimo
75442201022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music - SOUSA, J.P. / EGNER, P. / WILLIAMS, J. / WARD, S. / STEFFE, W. / NEWTON, J. / DYKES, J.B. (A Patriotic Salute To the Military Family) Altissimo
75442255612
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music - SOUSA, J.P. / GRUBER, E. / DUBLE, C. / DYKES, J. / BAKER, H. / WARD, S. / SMITH, J.S. (Holding the Flag) Altissimo
75442201012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music - WARREN, G.W. / MELILLO, S. / DYKES, J.B. (One Nation Under God, Instrumental Songs of Inspiration from the U.S. Military Bands) Altissimo
75442255752
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music (American) - GERSHWIN, G. / COHAN, G.M. / ANDERSON, L. / WARD, S. / HALL, R.B. / SOUSA, J.P. / DURHAN, L. / JACOBS, A. (Strike Up The Band) Altissimo
75442201042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music (American) - SANDERSON, J. / DOUGLAS, W. (A Lincoln Portrait - The Music of Lincoln by the Bands and Choruses of the U.S. Military) Altissimo
75442255822
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music (American) - SOUSA, J.P. / BERLIN, I. / WARREN, G.W. / STEFFE, W. (Patriotic Pride - An Altissimo Collection of Patriotic Music) Altissimo
75442255792
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BARNHOUSE, C.L.: Battle of Shiloh March / BUTTERFIELD, D.A.: Taps / NEWTON, J.: Amazing Grace (Blue and Gray - Songs of the Civil War) Altissimo
75442255742
Vocal, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BERLIOZ, H.: Grande symphonie funebre et triomphale / Les Francs-juges (President's Own United States Marine Band) Altissimo
75442262932
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
IVES: Variations on America / Old Home Days / The Alcotts Naxos
8.570559
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE (A) Altissimo
75442255312
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ORIGINAL WORKS FOR CONCERT BAND, Vol. 1 Altissimo
75442259862
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PARADE MUSIC Altissimo
75442259922
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 3 (Historic Soloists) Altissimo
75442261962
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Blessings of Liberty (The) Altissimo
75442255532
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Great Marches Not by John Philip Sousa, Vol. 1 Altissimo
75442255852
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Great Marches Not by John Philip Sousa, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442255882
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Hail to the Chief - Songs of the Presidents Altissimo
75442255802
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Spoken Commentary
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Heritage of John Philip Sousa Collection (The) The Robert Hoe Collection
75442200262
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Chamber Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Liberty for All - An Interactive CD of History and Culture Altissimo
75442255782
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Marches in Concert Altissimo
75442270702
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Music of Richard Wagner Altissimo
75442270712
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Original Sousa, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442255502
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Overtures, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442270992
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Retrospective Altissimo
75442260962
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 10 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262772
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 14 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262812
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 17 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262842
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 18 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262852
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 21 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262882
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 22 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262892
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 7 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262742
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Symphonies Without Strings Altissimo
75442270762
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Tableaux Altissimo
75442261572
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Instrumental, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SEMPER FI! - The Best of the United States Marine Band Altissimo
75442203042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY BANDS: Broad Stripes Bright Stars Altissimo
75442262552
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY BANDS: Celebration of a Dream Altissimo
75442271942
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
US MILITARY BANDS: Military Workout With Military Music Altissimo
75442270352
Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
25 FAMOUS MARCHES, Vol. 1 Altissimo
75442255342
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 FAMOUS MARCHES, Vol. 2 Altissimo
75442255362
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 FAMOUS MARCHES, Vol. 3 Altissimo
75442255382
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
25 ORCHESTRAL MASTERWORKS FOR BAND Altissimo
75442203032
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
50 PATRIOTIC SONGS - Music for the 4th of July Altissimo
75442200162
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Band Music - SMITH, J.S. / MEACHAM, F.W. / SOUSA, J.P. / SMITH, S.F. / BERLIN, I. / GREENWOOD, L. / GUTHRIE, W. / SOUSA, J.P. (Music for Democrats) American Patriotic Classics
75442280002
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
BIZET / SEREBRIER: Carmen Symphony and other works Naxos
8.570727
Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
ERWIN, Charles: Charles Erwin Cornet Solos The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219802
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
FOLK TREASURES OF AMERICA Altissimo
75442262372
Vocal
ISELE, Robert: Robert Isele Trombone Solos The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219792
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
LEHMAN, Arthur: Art Lehman Euphonium Solos, Vol. 1 The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219812
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
LEHMAN, Arthur: Art Lehman Euphonium Solos, Vol. 2 The Robert Hoe Collection
75442219782
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES! - Popular Music Selection from Movies Altissimo
75442259872
Film and TV Music
MONUMENTAL WORKS FOR WINDS Naxos
8.570243
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
MUSIC FOR REPUBLICANS American Patriotic Classics
75442280112
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Music for the Presidential Inauguration Altissimo
75442200152
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
MUSICAL MEMORIAL FOR AMERICA'S VETERANS (A) - by the Bands and Choruses of the United States Military Altissimo
75442255952
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue Nos. 1-3 (3CD box set) Naxos
8.503204
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: American Games Altissimo
75442260842
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: American Salute (An) Altissimo
75442202572
Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The) Altissimo
75442261012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 1 (Early Acoustic Recordings) Altissimo
75442261942
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 10 (Guest Conductors) Altissimo
75442262032
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 2 (Acoustic Recordings) Altissimo
75442261952
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 4 (Historic Soloists and William F. Santelmann) Altissimo
75442261972
Opera, Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Opera, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 5 (Albert Schoepper and Dale L. Harpham) Altissimo
75442261982
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 7 Altissimo
75442262002
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 8 Altissimo
75442262012
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection (The), Vol. 9 Altissimo
75442262022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. 6 (The) (Jack T. Kline and John R. Bourgeois) Altissimo
75442261992
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Charles Ives's America Altissimo
75442260862
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Commemoration Altissimo
75442261412
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Director's Choice Altissimo
75442260882
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Emblems Altissimo
75442260892
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Family Album Altissimo
75442270232
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: From Fife and Drum (Marine Band Recordings, 1890-1988) Altissimo
75442260902
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Grand Scenes Altissimo
75442260912
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Heritage of John Philip Sousa Collection (The) The Robert Hoe Collection
75442200262
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Vocal, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Live in Concert Altissimo
75442270512
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Marine Band Showcase Altissimo
75442260942
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Music from the Land of Hope and Glory Altissimo
75442262952
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Original Sousa, Vol. 1 Altissimo
75442255582
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Original Sousa, Vol. 3 Altissimo
75442255662
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Original Sousa, Vol. 4 Altissimo
75442255642
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Originals Altissimo
75442261192
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 10 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263232
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 12 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263252
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 13 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263262
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 6 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442230682
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 7 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263202
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 8 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263212
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Santelmann, Vol. 9 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263222
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 1 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263002
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 11 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262782
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 12 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262792
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 13 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262802
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 16 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262832
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 19 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262862
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 20 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262872
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 24 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262912
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 3 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442263022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 4 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262712
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 5 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262722
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 6 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262732
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 8 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262752
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Schoepper, Vol. 9 of the Robert Hoe Collection The Robert Hoe Collection
75442262762
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Semper Fidelis Altissimo
75442260972
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Sound Off! Altissimo
75442260982
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Symphonic Dances Altissimo
75442262962
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Symphonies of Wind Instruments Altissimo
75442260992
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Orchestral, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: Uncommon Valor Altissimo
75442261022
Wind Ensemble/Band Music, Film and TV Music, Wind Ensemble/Band Music
SOUSA, J.P.: Greatest Hits (The President's Own United States Marine Band) American Patriotic Classics
75442264182
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNDER THE BIG TOP - Circus Marches by the United States Military Bands Altissimo
75442202552
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY BANDS: Not Sousa, Vol. 4 (Marching On … More Great Music Not by John Philip Sousa) Altissimo
75442256042
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES MILITARY BANDS: Patriotic Music for all Occasions Altissimo
75442202232
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Wind Band Music - CRESTON, P. / SCHWARZ, G. / GRAINGER, P. / COPLAND, A. (Above and Beyond) (The President's Own United States Marine Band, Schwarz) Naxos
8.573121
Wind Ensemble/Band Music





 
 
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