Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. President John Adams invited the Marine Band to make its White House debut on New Year’s Day, 1801. The band performed for Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration and has allegedly performed for every presidential inaugural since. The band found its most visionary advocate in Jefferson, and he is credited with giving the Marine Band its title, “The President’s Own.”
Wolf Trap will host community healthcare workers and volunteers and educators for this complimentary performance in recognition of their heroic efforts over the past year.
The President's Own United States Marine Band
With your safety in mind, Wolf Trap's 2021 season will follow local, state, and federal guidelines for reduced capacity, social distancing, and admission opportunities may be limited. Learn more about how we're bringing live music back to our community responsibly.