"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.
John Philip Sousa* March, "The Aviators"
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D 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"
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