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Colonel Colburn, director of 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band

Frank Renton with Colonel Colburn, current Director 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band, who talks about one of his famous predecessors, March King John Philip Sousa.

Established by an act of Congress in 1798 and playing at all White House functions and events for over 200 years The 'President's Own' United States Marine Band has long been regarded as one of the world's finest military bands. It's the oldest American music making organisation and can boast that its 17th Director was John Philip Sousa, 'The March King' who wrote all his famous marches for the band. Tonight Frank Renton features this, his all time favourite band as he's joined by current Director Colonel Michael J Colburn.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Nov 2013 23:30

Music Played

  • United States Marine Band

    The Gum Suckers March

    • Flourishes And Meditations.
    • USMB CD-27.
  • United States Marine Band

    Yankee Doodle

    • Morton Gould - An American Salute.
    • USMB CD-28.
  • United States Marine Band

    The Stars And Stripes Forever

    • The Bicentennial Collection.
    • NFI.
  • United States Marine Band

    The Earle Of Oxford's March

    • Music From The Land Of Hope And Glory.
    • NFI.
  • United States Marine Band

    American Salute

    • Morton Gould - An American Salute.
    • USMB CD-28.

Broadcast

  • Thu 14 Nov 2013 23:30

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