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“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is making a return to Wilmington in October, at Mount Pleasant High School, and tickets to the event will be free.  This will be the first time in half a decade that the band makes their return to entertain Delawareans.

Accordingly, like many other live events, the band’s performances have been on hold for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But the tradition returns in 2022.  This is going to be an amazing show!

Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig” has programmed musical selections in the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891. Attendees can expect a mix of works including traditional band repertoire, Sousa marches, contemporary compositions, vocal and instrumental solos and a patriotic salute to the Armed Forces.”

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

So, by the end of this 2022 tour “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will have covered more than 2,800 miles and performed in 27 different cities.   Busy, busy! We are happy to see them back on tour, especially with a stop here in Delaware.

If you’re interested in attending the Wilmington show, or another one along the way, you can view the other dates in our area below.

SHOW DETAILS

Saturday, October 30th at Mount Pleasant High School at 3pm

Tickets are free, limit of 4 per request.  Available online starting September 30th.

Seating is general admission and ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m.; remaining seats will be released to the standby line at that time.”

Other local dates include:

OCT. 2: Lancaster, PA

OCT. 28: Harrisburg, PA

OCT. 29: Sewell, NJ

OCT. 30: Wilmington, DE

OCT. 31: Philadelphia, PA

 

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Delaware High School Selected As First To Produce Disney's Frozen

Delaware High School Selected As First To Produce Disney’s Frozen

Theatre students are on the edge of their seats to learn what performance they’ll be working on each year.  What a cool way to decide?  I wonder what other local schools applied.  Hmmm…

Anyway, the winners from each high school across the country have been announced.  This Delaware high school has been selected as the first to produce Disney’s Frozen, as their school’s musical for the new school year.

The contest was a joint effort between the Educational Theatre Association, Disney Theatrical Group, and Music Theatre International.  Only 51 schools were selected.  One winner from each state in the US, and one from Germany, for children of military families were selected.

According to Playbill, the contest, called The United States of  Frozen: Love is an Open Door competition was open to any high school in the U.S., including U.S. territories.  The applicants were asked to explain how they would use their production based on three categories.  To strengthen their school community, provide outreach to underserved groups, and support inclusive and diverse theatre programs. The winning schools receive rights for up to three performances of Frozen; free access to the work’s digital script, score, and orchestrations; a video license, and more.

How cool is this?  Maybe WJBR will get an invite to come out and see the performance.  Or maybe we can have some of the theatre students in the studio to talk to Deanna and Justin about the performance!

So, what school in Delaware and our neighboring states took home this amazing opportunity?  See the list below.

 

 

 

 

  • Delaware: Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington

    Mount Pleasant High School / Homepage

    Joseph Brumskill Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP)

  • Maryland: Long Reach High School in Columbia

    Long Reach High School

    The Long Reach High School Boosters Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are an organized group of parent volunteers that promote school spirit and pride by supplementing funding of Long Reach's extra-curricular activities through partnerships with the school administration, club sponsors, coaches, student support groups and local businesses.

  • New Jersey: Eastern High School in Voorhees

    Eastern Camden County Regional School District / Homepage

    Please click here for NJ Start Strong Information.

  • Pennsylvania: North Penn High School in Lansdale

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