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The President’s Own United States Marine Band

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. president since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission is to provide music for the president of the United States and the commandant of the Marine Corps. In the style of the band’s 17th director, John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs — from traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos. The concert will be held October 6th at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auidtorium at Coastal Carolina University. Free.