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2017 EVENTS IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON, DC. MANY EVENTS BELOW ARE IN THE EVENINGS. IDEAL TO ADD TO AN AFTERNOON TOUR AND EARLY EVENING OFFICER’S CLUB DINNER. CONTACT US TO WORK YOUR FAVORITE EVENT INTO A TOUR.

 

MARCH

  • Sun 12th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band.  Chamber Music Series.  Sousa Band Hall.
  • Sat 18th:  Time TBD.  Ford’s Theatre.  Abraham Lincoln Symposium.
  • Sun 19th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band.   Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Sun 26th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Howard, MD CC Performing Arts Center.
  • Fri 31st.  7:30 p.m.  Pershing’s Own US Army Band Music off the Foo Fighters.  Fort Myer.

APRIL

  • Sun 2nd.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band.  Chamber Music Series.  Sousa Band Hall.
  • Tue 4th.  7:30.  Pershing’s Own US Army Band Chamber Music Recital.  Fort Myer
  • Sat 9th.  2:00.  US Navy Ceremonial Band.  Blessing of the Fleets at the US Navy Memorial
  • Sun 9th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Sun 23rd.  4:00.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Sun 30th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band Young People’s Concert.  Character Music.   Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Sun 30th.  3:00.  US Army Blues celebrate International Jazz Day.  Fort Myer.

MAY

  • Wed evenings:  7:00.  US Army Twilight Tattoo.  A military pageant telling the Army Story featuring music by elements of the US Army Band on historic Fort Myer
  • Fri evenings:  8:45,  US Marine Corps Evening Parade.  Enjoy a 1 hour and 15 minute performance of music and precision marching showcasing the Marine Band, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Silent Drill Platoon.
  • Sat 6th.  Grant Hall’s historic courtroom.  The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Sat 6th and Sun 7th.  Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Vernon.  Meet hundreds of military re-enactors and learn about life as an 18th century soldier.
  • Sun 7th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band.   Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Sun 7th.  3:00.  US Army Orchestra.  Fort Myer.
  • Sun 14th.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band.  Chamber Music Series.  Sousa Band Hall.
  • Sun 21st.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  National Gallery of Art.
  • Sun 28th.  8:00 p.m.  US Marine Corps Band Summer Blast Off!  Wolf Trap.

JUNE

  • Tue evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the West steps of the US Capitol
  • Tue evenings:  7:00  US Marine Corps Sunset Parade.  A one hour performance, the Sunset Parade features the music of “The Commandant’s Own”, The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.
  • Wed evenings:  7:00.  US Army Twilight Tattoo.  A military pageant telling the Army Story featuring music by elements of the US Army Band on historic Fort Myer
  • Wed evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Wed evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the US Capitol West Terrace
  • Thu evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Fri evenings:  8:45,  US Marine Corps Evening Parade.  Enjoy a 1 hour and 15 minute performance of music and precision marching showcasing the Marine Band, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Silent Drill Platoon.
  • Fri evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the US Air Force Memorial
  • Sat 17th.  7:30 p.m.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.
  • Fri 30th, 6:00 – 9:45.  Fireworks at Mount Vernon

JULY

  • Sat 1st, 6:00 – 9:45.  Fireworks at Mount Vernon.
  • Tue evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the West steps of the US Capitol
  • Tue evenings:  7:00  US Marine Corps Sunset Parade.  A one hour performance, the Sunset Parade features the music of “The Commandant’s Own”, The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and precision drill by the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon.
  • Wed evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Wed evenings:  7:00.  US Army Twilight Tattoo.  A military pageant telling the Army Story featuring music by elements of the US Army Band on historic Fort Myer
  • Wed evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the US Capitol West Terrace
  • Thu evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Fri evenings:  8:45,  US Marine Corps Evening Parade.  Enjoy a 1 hour and 15 minute performance of music and precision marching showcasing the Marine Band, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Silent Drill Platoon
  • Fri evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the US Air Force Memorial
  • Wed evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Tue 4th.  8:00 p.m.  A Capitol Fourth.  Live PBS Broadcast featuring the US Army Ceremonial Band.
  • Tue 4th.  An American celebration at Mount Vernon.
  • Sat 29th.  7:30 p.m.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.

AUGUST

  • Tue evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the West steps of the US Capitol
  • Wed evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the US Capitol West Terrace
  • Wed evenings:  7:00.  US Army Twilight Tattoo.  A military pageant telling the Army Story featuring music by elements of the US Army Band on historic Fort Myer (through 9 August.)
  • Thu evenings:  8:00, US Marine Corps Band Outdoor Concert at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument
  • Fri evenings:  8:45,  US Marine Corps Evening Parade.  Enjoy a 1 hour and 15 minute performance of music and precision marching showcasing the Marine Band, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Silent Drill Platoon
  • Fri evenings:  7:00, US Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the US Air Force Memorial
  • Sat 5th.  Grant Hall’s historic courtroom.  The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.
  • Sat 26th.  7:30 p.m.  US Marine Corps Orchestra.  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Alexandria.

OCTOBER

  • Sun afternoons.  2:00.  US Marine Corps Band Fall Chamber Series.  Sousa Band Hall

NOVEMBER

  • Sat 4th.  Grant Hall’s historic courtroom.  The courtroom is the site of the military tribunal, held from May through June 1865, of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

DECEMBER

  • Sat 2nd.  4:00.  US Marine Corps Band Holiday Sing-a-Long.  Wolf Trap.

ONGOING

Through…

  • Mar 26th:  Boom!  Artillery in the Age of the American Revolution Exhibit at the Anderson House.
  • April 7th through September 17th:  The Great Crusade:  World War I and the Legacy of the American Revolution at the Anderson House
  • May 2017:  World War I:  American Artists View The Great War.  This exhibition focuses on the American artistic resposne to WWI.  Showcasing posters, political cartoons, illustrations, fine prints, popular prints, and photos.  Library of Congress.
  • Oct 2017:  American by Belief.  Lincoln’s little known immigration policies at President Lincoln’s Cottage.
  • Fall 2018:  Nation to Nation.  Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations at the National Museum of the American Indian.

SPECIAL PRICING FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS.  INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM YOUR LOCATION WITHIN THE NATIONAL CAPITOL REGION (NCR).  TWO PERSON MINIMUM.  TIMES SHOWN DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSIT FROM OR TO NCR:

Apr 22-23, 8:30 on Sat to 11:30 Sun:  A Field and Walking Tour of Gettysburg.  Includes Saturday lunch and dinner.  Lodging costs not included.  $465/person.

Apr 27-29, Thu 7:30 to Sat 4:30:  Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville.  An Insider’s Walking Tour.  Includes two lunches.  Lodging costs not included.  $595/person.

Sep 9, 8:30-4:30:  A Walking Tour of Antietam.  Includes lunch.  $250/person.

Oct 27-28, Fri 8:30 to Sat 4:30:  Gettysburg Fall Muster Guided Battlefield Tour.  Includes two lunches and Fri night open bar.  $495/person

Fun Fact!: John Philip Sousa is best known as the twelve year (1880-1892) conductor of the Marine Corps Band. However, upon US entry into World War I, Sousa was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve and led the Navy Band at the Great Lakes Naval Station near Chicago, Illinois. Being independently wealthy, he donated his entire naval salary minus one dollar a year to the Sailors’ and Marines’ Relief Fund. After returning to his own band at the end of the war, he continued to wear his naval uniform for most of his concerts and other public appearances.

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