Concert: The United States Marine Band, President's Own

Event Details

October 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Admission: 
Free, tickets required
Contact:
Box Office
413-545-2511

The Department of Music and Dance presents the United States Marine Band, President's Own, conducted by alumnus Col. Jason K. Fettig, U.S. Marine Band director and White House music advisor.

The U.S. Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization, and has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams.

The Marine Band is directed by Colonel Jason K. Fettig (’97, ’98) who is returning to campus for the first time since being named to the post in 2014. Guest conductors are  Malcolm W. Rowell (Col. Fettig's former teacher at UMass) and UMass Wind Studies Director Matthew Westgate.

Program:
John Philip Sousa - March, “The Invincible Eagle”
George Whitefield Chadwick - “Jubilee” from Symphonic Sketches
Paul Taffanel - Fantasie on Der Freischütz (SSgt Heather Zenobia, flute soloist)
John Mackey - Aurora Awakes (2009)
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Jesters from The Snow Maiden (Matthew Westgate, conductor)
Scott Lindroth – Passage
Percy Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry (Malcolm W. Rowell, conductor)
SSgt Scott Ninmer (arranger) - Ol’ Blue Eyes: The Hits of Frank Sinatra (MSgt Kevin Bennear, baritone)
John Philip Sousa - March, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
Thomas Knox (arranger) - A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America

Free Masterclass with Marine Band members from 4:30-5:30PM in the Fine Arts Center
room 150 - Flutes, room 152 - Horns, room 154 - Bassoons, room 155 - Saxophones, room 36 -  Percussion, room 365 - Trombones, room 149K - Clarinets, room 149L – Trumpets

Event Category

Music Music Performance