U.S. Marine Band Anniversary Talk
Learn about the U.S. Marine Band and its rich 225-year history!
Celebrating 225 years of performances and 50 years since the inclusion of the first women in the Band.
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. From its humble beginnings as a collection of fifers and drummers, through the directorship of John Philip Sousa, and up to the present day, the Marine Band has had an immeasurable impact on the musical and cultural life of all Americans.
Presenters: Guided by Marine Band historians GySgt Charles Paul and SSgt Philip Espe, this program will discuss the 225 year history of the band, its role at the White House, and its ongoing commitment to perpetuate America's diverse musical heritage.
Note: Please be aware this event will not include a live musical performance.
Organized by the Center for Local History.
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