Episode No. 73 History of Marine Corps
MusicDate: 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.