Monday, January 19, 2009

"President's own"

So with the coming inauguration of our next president, I thought I would share an interesting side note to The Commander And Chief's military. The "President's Own" is The United States Marine Corp Band, that is exclusively designate to preform for the presidents.
They are going on their third century in this role, established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest professional musical organization. The other intresting thing is that the members of the Marine Corp Band are only musicians and because of their speical skills needed to preform their mission, have no other assignment within The United States Marine Corp. The title the "President's Own" was earned from President Thomas Jefferson.
There have been many famous musicians that were member's of the "President's Own", John Phillp Sousa being but one that I know off hand. My hats off to them, can't wait to see them perform during the inauguration.

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