“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Competition for High School Musicians

Mike Lawson • News • September 30, 2016

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 “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians.

The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 scholarship.    

The competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current or former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must select one of the works listed for their instrument in the application packet and submit an audio recording of their performance of that selection accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra. (Video submissions will not be accepted.)

Application packets must be postmarked or time stamped by Nov. 15, 2016.


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