This concert is part of the 2019 U.S. Marine Band National Tour of the West Coast and is sponsored by Morro Bay High School Band and the Performing Arts Center SLO. The concert is free, but tickets are required (limited to 4 per request). Tickets expire at 7:15pm and seating is then opened to the standby line thereafter.
The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
In the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs, from traditional band repertoire and marches to instrumental solos.