The United States Marine Corps Band is nicknamed "The President's Own." Here is a cool website that is for Kids about the Marine Band! The musical traditions of the Marine Corps are many. If you are ever in Washington, DC, you should check out the Marine Band! There is nothing like the Silent Drill Team and Marine Corps Band at 8th and "I" Streets! Highly recommended. (Reservations needed.)
Here is a link to a page from the White House Website that talks about "Hail To The Chief" which is the official song for our President. Read the music. Can you play the melody on your instrument? You can hit the link to listen to it, but remember if you are playing along, it may be in a different key if you do not transpose your part.
Here is some cool info about "Ruffles & Flourishes" the fanfares performed right before the song "Hail To The Chief." The number of fanfares has significance.
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