75th Anniversary Celebration Event
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the 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, which total more than 500 annually.
Director Emiritus of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band Colonel John R. Bourgeois speaks about the history and characteristics of the Band.