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1st Marine Division Band

1st Marine Division

Ceremonial Band

The Ceremonial Band is the cornerstone of the 1st Marine Division Band. It combines precision drill movements with inspiring music to showcase our proud military heritage. No Marine Corps ceremony would be complete without this traditional musical element. The First Marine Division Ceremonial Band has travels throughout the United States supporting community events, military ceremonies and parades. They have appeared at such notable events as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, as the State Funeral for President Gerald Ford,  the 97th and 99th Anniversaries of the Battle of Belleau Wood in France and the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Whether performing for the President of the United States, foreign dignitaries, local military commands and various communities throughout the United States, the First Marine Division Band represents the very best of Marine Corps music and is the “Pride of the Division”.



Concert Band

The Concert Band is regarded as one of the finest military ensembles in the United States today. They perform traditional marches, overtures, instrumental solos, classical transcriptions, and patriotic favorites. The Concert Band performs regularly throughout Southern California as well as the continental United States.

Popular Music Group

The 1st Marine Division Popular Music Group is a contemporary musical ensembles that consists of vocalist(s), keyboards, guitar(s), electric bass, drums, and instrumentalists. They perform timeless classics from the 40's and 50's, music on the current top 40 charts, and everything in between.

Jazz Combo

Usually performing light jazz as background music for Commanding Generals’ social events, this group performs styles such as modern and contemporary jazz, funk and Latin, when the occasion calls. The Combo has performed as a feature group in concerts, as well as on its own at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.


Brass Quintet

The Brass Quintet can provide music for solemn occasions such as memorial services and other Military ceremonial events. They have also performed and given master classes at various high school music programs in support of the Marine Corps recruiting effort. Their repertoire includes Jazz and Broadway musicals, Bach and Beethoven, and John Philip Sousa. This diversity enables the Brass Quintet to perform for military ceremonies, chamber music concerts, or small official functions. Whatever the case, the Brass Quintet will add an air of dignity to any occasion.

New Orleans Style Brass Band

Playing everything from Dixieland to Classic Rock and Funk, the New Orleans Style Brass Band strives to entertain audiences using a distinctive blend of jazz improvisation coupled with up-beat popular tunes. The Brass Band is an extremely mobile and flexible ensemble that adds color and vivacity to nearly any occasion.




Woodwind Quintet

 

The Woodwind Quintet is a lightly orchestrated group most suitable for intimate, indoor military ceremonies and memorial services. The ensemble's repertoire includes classical, contemporary, and military music, adding just the right amount of pomp and circumstance to any ceremony.


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