“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band to perform at Stranahan Theater
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is retuning to Ohio for the first time in five years.
The band will be performing a free concert on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Stranahan Theater.
According to organizers, Marine Band Director Col. Jason Fettig has programmed musical selections in the style of the John Philip Sousa, the band’s 17th director. Sousa initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891.
“We have tremendously appreciative patrons who come to Marine Band concerts for all types of different experiences, so our programs are designed to include a great variety of music that mirrors the wonderful diversity in our national musical heritage,” said Fettig.
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.
Organizers say by the end of this year’s 31-day tour, the Marine Band will have covered more than 4,600 miles to and around the Midwest, performing in 29 different cities in 11 states, including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Free tickets, with a limit of four per request, are available here. Seating is general admission and attendees must be seated by 2:45 p.m. The remaining seats will then be released to the standby line at that time.
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