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Summer 2022

MAY 29 | Blast Off!

MAY 29 | 8 PM


The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band returns to kick off the summer concert season with an all-American salute to music. This special concert highlights pieces and composers that have provided the soundtrack for art and culture that kept us entertained and resilient during the unprecedented challenges and isolation of the last two years. Chief among these creators is the legendary composer and friend of “The President’s Own,” John Williams, whose music permeates our nation’s films and concert stages.

ABOUT “THE PRESIDENT’S OWN” U.S. MARINE BAND

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. President John Adams invited the Marine Band to make its White House debut on New Year’s Day, 1801, in the then-unfinished Executive Mansion. In March of that year, the band performed for Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration and it is believed that it has performed for every presidential inaugural since. In Jefferson, the band found its most visionary advocate. An accomplished musician himself, Jefferson recognized the unique relationship between the band and the Chief Executive and he is credited with giving the Marine Band its title, “The President’s Own.”


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SPECIAL THANKS TO
Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2022 Season Underwriters