From the White House, playing for free Â
ÂThe PresidentÂs OwnÂ to perform at Cal State L.A. Oct. 23
Cal State L.A. to launch U.S. Marine BandÂs Los Angeles leg of its 2009 national tour
Advance tickets are available (at a maximum of 4 tickets per request). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must arrive early and be seated by 7:15 p.m.; at that time, ÂstandbyÂ non-ticket holders will be admitted as space allows. Call the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600.
United States Marine Band
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Coming live to Cal State L.A. from the White House on Friday, Oct. 23, will be the ÂThe PresidentÂs OwnÂ United States Marine BandÂAmericaÂs oldest musical organization. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams.
Directed by Colonel Michael J. Colburn, the free Cal State L.A. concertÂto be held 7:30 p.m. at the Luckman TheatreÂwill feature a suite from Sergei ProkofiefÂs Romeo and Juliet, Joseph De LucaÂs ÂBeautiful ColoradoÂ (with a euphonium solo), a baritone rendering of George Frideric HandelÂs ÂArm, Arm, Ye BraveÂ from Judas Maccabeaus, and three of John Philip Sousa compositionsÂincluding the national march of the United States, ÂThe Stars and Stripes Forever.Â There will also be a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to First Lady Michelle Obama, ÂThe Marine Band has been just a tremendous resource for us. They have such great range. They can play everything from jazz to country, and theyÂve made every event at the White House a special one.Â
To attend this historic event, as the U.S. Marine Band makes Cal State L.A. its first stop in Southern California, reserve tickets (at a limit of four per request) by calling (323) 343-6600, going to www.luckmanarts.org, or visiting the Luckman Box Office at Cal State L.A.
The concert is cosponsored by Cal State L.A. and its Department of Music.
Learn more at these links:
- Luckman Fine Arts Complex events calendar:
- United States Marine Band:
- U.S. Marine Band historical timeline:
- U.S. Marine Band audio resources:
- U.S. Marine Band national tour itinerary:
- U.S. Marine Band KidsÂ Corner:
- Cal State L.A.Âs Department of Music:
Background music: "The Stars and Stripes Forever," by John Philip Sousa