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THE UNITED STATES MARINE BAND : "The President's Own," Audio & Visual Exhibit
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The Directors


During its first two centuries, the Marine Band has had 26 Directors. Each leader has contributed to the recognition and appreciation of "The President's Own" through their original band compositions, orchestral transcriptions, and programming. Directors serve as music advisor to the White House and traditionally are selected from within the band's membership. As the Sousa baton a symbol of his dedication, leadership, and vision is passed to an incoming Director, so too is passed 200 years of history and tradition.



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U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Intro
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Origins & Traditions
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Hail to the Chief
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Music as Diplomacy
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / John Philip Sousa
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Musicians
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / The Directors
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / Musical Airs
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / In Performance
U.S. Marine Band, "The President's Own" / The President's Own

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