"The President's Own" US Marine Band Performs at the Schwartz Center

October 4, 2016

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of its annual fall tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band performs in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. 

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798 to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Marine Band is the nation’s oldest professional musical organization. The 125-year tradition of the Marine Band Tour began in 1891 with its most famous director, John Philip Sousa.

For the 2016 national tour, director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig presents an eclectic blend of popular and patriotic works, opening each program with a fanfare and march and concluding with John Philip Sousa’s iconic “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Director of the Emory Wind Ensemble Dr. Paul Bhasin will guest conduct the band during the second half of the evening.

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band performs in the Emerson Concert Hall of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Tuesday, October 25 at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and can be reserved through the Arts at Emory Box Office (1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA, 30322) in person, by phone at 404.727.5050, or online at tickets.arts.emory.edu.

NOTE: Seating opens at 7:15 p.m.; admittance after 7:45 p.m. is not guaranteed. No backpacks, large purses, totes, or large bags of any kind will be permitted. For more information, visit arts.emory.edu.

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