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Friday, October 19, 2012

"THE PRESIDENT'S OWN " UNITED STATES MARINE BAND




"THE PRESIDENT'S OWN" UNITED STATES MARINE Band

Colonel Michael J. Colburn, Director

Major Jason K. Fettig, Assistant Director 

2012 National Concert Tour

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA, on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mechanics Hall is an acoustical masterpiece.




                                 Program




John Philip Sousa*                March, "The Aviators"

Johann Sebastian Bach         Toccata and Fugue                                                 in minor  

Cécile Chaminade                 Concertino, Opus 107
          
MGy Sgt Betsy Hill, flute soloist, astonished the audience with her amazing skill and sustained performance.





Eric Whitacre                            "October" (2000)

John Williams                      Selections from                                                            American Journey
John Philip Sousa*               "Semper Fidelis"


                                 Intermission


Michael Gandolfi                  Flourishes and        
   Meditations on a Renaissance Theme (2010-11)

SSgt Ryan Nowlin, arranger* Tribute to Bing Crosby
         
Gy Sgt Kevin Bennear, baritone, delighted us with a number of favorites, ending with I Am Dreaming of a White Christmas.  Sgt Bennear was also the Concert Moderator telling us a little about each composer and composition.   


John Philip Sousa*                "The Stars and Stripes                                                          Forever"                     

Thomas Knox, arranger*       A Salute to the Armed 
                   Forces of the United States of America
      
Members of the audience were asked to stand if they or a member of their family was or had been in that branch of service when the band  played each of the Armed Services Theme Song: Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines.  The entire Band along with some from the audience, including me, stood while they played the Marine Service Song. 







* Member, U.S. Marine Band

We were all proud of The United States of America.  We were all proud to be American.


The Marines' Hymn performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

 





Stars and Stripes Forever performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band


1 comment:

  1. We are so blessed to be citizens of this great country, the United States of America!

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