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History of Marine Corps Music

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Episode No. 73 History of Marine Corps Music

Date: August 22, 2009

Notes: A musical look at the United States Marine Corps Band.

The program will include recordings of the Marine Corps Band made as early as 1896. 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.

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