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music geared specifically toward elementary school students. Demand for this program is high and bookings are made on a first come, first served basis starting in September. Schools must be within a 15-mile radius of Washington, D.C. Please visit this link for the application: http://bit.ly/MITS_2015.


recordings in stock. Your organization will continue to receive new recordings as they are released. Many of the selections are available to download for free. For more information, please visit: www.marineband.marines.mil/AudioResources/ EducationalSeries.aspx.


Young People’s Concert Each spring, the Marine Band or Marine Chamber Orchestra presents the Young People’s Concert. Director Lt. Col. Jason K. Fettig initiated this interactive and theatrical series in 2006 and has authored, hosted, and conducted the popular annual event since its inception. The band’s 2016 performance will take place on Sunday, April 24 and the band will be conducted by Assistant Director 1st Lt. Ryan J. Nowlin. More information about the program will be available in mid- December at www.marineband.marines.mil.


YouTube Each #MusicMonday the Marine Band releases streaming albums and recordings of live performances on its YouTube channel, as well as interviews with band members and historical vignettes. The online collection includes many out- of-print educational recordings, which have previously only been available to schools and libraries. Future releases include The Bicentennial Collection, a 10-disc set which traces the recorded history of “The President’s Own” from rare wax cylinders and early radio broadcasts to recent performances captured with the latest digital technology. None of the recordings on the set were previously released on compact disc and many are live recordings never previously released in any form. Please visit http://bit.ly/USMBYouTube.


Music in the Schools (MITS) Each October, ensembles from the Marine Band present programs designed to introduce musical instruments and concepts to elementary school students throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Designed for grades 3-5, the 45-minute interactive presentations feature instrument demonstrations, explanations about how instruments produce sounds, instruction on musical terms, and a question and answer session. The musicians also perform a wide range of


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Music in the High Schools (MITHS) From February-March, musicians and vocalists from the Marine Band visit high school music programs throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for sessions designed to entertain and challenge music students. The Marine Band ensembles and vocalists perform varied selections geared specifically toward high school level musicians participating in band, orchestra, or choral programs, and are not suitable for general assembly type audiences. The presentations include instruction and concepts, in addition to receiving valuable guidance on chamber music performance. Demand for this program is high and bookings are made on a first come, first served basis starting in December. Schools must be within a 30-mile radius of Washington, D.C.


Live Stream Performances The Marine Band live streams all performances from the Chamber Music Series at www.marineband.marines.mil and www.youtube.com/usmarineband. Upcoming dates include each Sunday in October at 2 p.m., EDT. Programs will be posted on our online calendar usually two weeks before the performance: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/ Calendar.aspx.


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