United States Marine Band

The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps. Established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798, it is the oldest of the United States military bands and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States. Today, the Marine Band also includes the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles.

The Marine Band is entirely separate from its sister military band, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps ("The Commandant's Own") and the 10 active duty Marine Corps field bands.

The Marine Band has been uniquely known as "The President's Own" since 1801 due to the historic connection to the President of the United States. The relationship between the Marine Band and the White House began on New Year's Day 1801, when President John Adams invited the band to perform at the Executive Mansion. Later that year, Thomas Jefferson initiated the tradition of Marine Band performances by requesting that it perform at his inauguration. The Marine Band has played at every United States presidential inauguration since. President Thomas Jefferson gave the title "The President's Own" in 1801. This terminology emulated a long-established British usage, where various military units were designated as "King's Own" or "Queen's Own".

Today, the Marine Band performs in approximately 500 events every year including state funerals, state arrival ceremonies, state dinners, parades, concerts, and other social events. The Marine Band also travels across the country each October and November during its fall concert tour, a tradition that began in 1891 under its most famous director, composer John Philip Sousa.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 11th, 1798

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 143 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0500 7-in. 9/18/1899 Smokey mokes United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0503 7-in. 9/18/1899 The old club march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0504 7-in. 9/20/1899 Admiral Dewey march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0505 7-in. Sept. 1899 Trans-Mississippi march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0506 7-in. 9/19/1899 Hot stuff United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0507 7-in. Sept. 1899 Forever and ever United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0508 7-in. 9/19/1899 La paloma United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0511 7-in. 9/19/1899 Boccaccio : Selection United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0513 7-in. Sept. 1899 Souvenirs of Mexico United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0514 7-in. 9/20/1899 Russian hymn United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0516 7-in. Sept. 1899 God save the Queen United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0517 7-in. Sept. 1899 The star spangled banner United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0519 7-in. Sept. 1899 Dancing in the dark United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0520 7-in. 9/18/1899 You got to play rag time United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0551 7-in. 9/19/1899 Boccaccio Walter F. Smith ; United States Marine Band Cornet solo, with band Musical group  
Berliner 0581 7-in. 10/11/1899 Semper fidelis United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0590 7-in. 10/11/1899 Romanzo quanto io t'amo United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0591 7-in. 10/11/1899 The picador United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0592 7-in. 10/11/1899 Comrades United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0593 7-in. 10/11/1899 March United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Berliner 0595 7-in. 10/11/1899 Chilkoot march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Victor B-3878 10-in. 10/14/1906 Flag of victory march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Victor E-3878 8-in. 10/14/1906 Flag of victory march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Victor B-3879 10-in. 10/14/1906 Midst shot and shell march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
Victor B-3880 10-in. 10/14/1906 Thomas Jefferson march United States Marine Band Band Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 143 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "United States Marine Band," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105822.

United States Marine Band. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105822.

"United States Marine Band." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105822

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