‘President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band Doing Free Hudson Valley Show
Unless you get invited to a state dinner at the White House, this may be your only chance to see the world's most famous military band in person.
The U.S. Marine Band, America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization, will be performing a free concert in the Hudson Valley. But if you want to go, you'll have to reserve your spot now.
Serving as the president's personal "house band," The U.S. Marine musicians' mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Whenever there's an important event at the White House, the U.S. Marine Band is there.
The historic band has performed at every Presidential Inauguration since 1801, marching in the parade and providing music during the swearing-in ceremony. The ensemble also plays during state funerals, days of remembrance and White House celebrations such as the Christmas tree lighting, Easter egg roll, state arrivals and more.
The Hudson Valley will be treated to a free performance from the U.S. Marine Band on Sunday, October 9 at John Jay High School in Hopewell Junction. While tickets are free, they must be reserved ahead of time. Those tickets officially became available at Midnight on September 9 and are being limited to four per person. Once they're gone, they're gone.
If you want to see this historic band perform you'll need to head over to the show's official Ticketleap page and reserve them. The two-hour performance will begin at 3pm on October 9.
The concert is part of the 2022 U.S. Marine Band Concert Tour to the Northeast. Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig says the performance will include a"diverse mix of programs, from traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos."