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"PRESIDENT'S OWN" U.S. MARINE BAND TO PERFORM TONIGHT

Old Dominion University and the Navy League of Hampton Roads will host the "President's Own" United States Marine Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America's oldest professional musical organization. The primary mission of the band is to provide music for the president of the United States and the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Marine Band made its White House debut on New Year's Day, 1801, in a performance for President John Adams. In March of that year, the band performed for the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson, and has performed at every presidential inauguration since then.

Free tickets for the event (limit of four per person) may be obtained at the Constant Center box office, or from the Navy League of Hampton Roads by calling 486-7654. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m.

This article was posted on: September 5, 2006

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