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


A long and distinguished association with the presidency has honored the Marine Band. There is a sense of family among band members toward the presidents and their families,and the feeling is mutual. On one occasion during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln appeared outside during a Marine Band concert and the audience clapped and clamored for a speech. The president retreated inside saying,"I wish they would just let me sit out there quietly, and enjoy the music."


"When I leave this job, I'll miss a lot of things about Washington and the White House a few things I won't. But I'll really miss the Marine Band." President Bill Clinton

"Your music inspired me and often made me shed a tear of gratitude for those who serve the nation in uniform." President George Bush




Listen to the Marine Band


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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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