“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.
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