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United States Marine Band Concert

When: 10/10/2010
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For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life. Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry. As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m.

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  1. if i recall correctly, it was stated in Ken Burns’s PBS series, “The Civil War”, that when President Lincoln learned that General Lee had surrendered to General Grant, the president had the Marine Band assemble on the White House portico and play “Dixie”. (when asked by an aide why he wanted to hear “Dixie”, the president replied that it’s the one of the best songs ever written.)

    will the Marine Band be playing “Dixie” in the October 10 performance?

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