“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band to Perform at LC
Posted October 2010
Louisiana College will host “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band during this year’s Homecoming activities. On Friday, October 15th at 7:00pm, the world renowned group will give one performance in Guinn Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The group was founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress and is the 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. “The President’s Own” encompasses the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and performs regularly at the White House and for more than 500 public performances across the nation each year.
The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their artistry.
The performance is free, however tickets are required. For more information, or to secure tickets, call the Louisiana College Department of Music at (318) 487-7336.