"The President's Own" United States Marine Band in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner-up will receive a $500 cash prize.
The competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the academic year. Performers of woodwind brass or percussion instruments may apply. Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current or former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible and all applicants must be U.S. citizens.The final round of the competition will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 11 at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington D.C. The final round is presented as a recital and is open to the public. The winner will perform in concert with the Marine Band at 2 p.m. Sunday April 9 in the Washington D.C. area.For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.