From the White House, playing for free,
“The President’s Own” to perform at Cal State L.A. Oct. 23
Cal State L.A. to launch U.S. Marine Band’s SoCal leg of its 2009 national tour
All tickets for the ÂThe PresidentÂs OwnÂ U.S. Marine Band Concert have been distributed. Ticket holders must arrive early on Friday, Oct. 23, and be seated by 7:15 p.m. Music fans without tickets will be admitted at 7:20 p.m. to fill any unclaimed seats. Call the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600.
United States Marine Band
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Coming live to Cal State L.A. from the White House on Friday, Oct. 23, will be “The President’s Own” United States Marine BandÂAmerica’s oldest musical organization. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams.
Directed by Colonel Michael J. Colburn, the free Cal State L.A. concertÂto be held 7:30 p.m. at the Luckman TheatreÂwill feature a suite from Sergei Prokofief’s Romeo and Juliet, Joseph De Luca’s “Beautiful Colorado” (with a euphonium solo), a baritone rendering of George Frideric Handel’s “Arm, Arm, Ye Brave” from Judas Maccabeaus, and three of John Philip Sousa compositionsÂincluding the national march of the United States, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” There will also be a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to First Lady Michelle Obama, “The Marine Band has been just a tremendous resource for us. They have such great range. They can play everything from jazz to country, and they’ve made every event at the White House a special one.”
All advance tickets to this historic event have been distributed. However, music fans hoping to see the U.S. Marine Band at Cal State L.A. may have an opportunity for stand-by seating if they show up Friday, 0ct. 23. Ticket-holders must arrive early and be seated by 7:15 p.m. Interested individuals without tickets will be admitted at 7:20 p.m. to fill any unclaimed seats. For other dates and venues on bandÂs tour, visit this link: http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/NATIONAL_TOUR/
The concert is cosponsored by Cal State L.A. and its Department of Music.
Learn more at these links:
- Luckman Fine Arts Complex events calendar:
- “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band site:
- “U.S. Marine BandÂs first duty in SoCal: free concert at Cal State L.A., Oct. 23” (press release):
- U.S. Marine Band historical timeline:
- U.S. Marine Band national tour itinerary:
- U.S. Marine Band Kids’ Corner:
- Cal State L.A.’s Department of Music: