In Honor of Veterans Day – Music and the Military

Music is an integral part of our nation’s military. Musicians in the Military play not only for members of their own service branch, but also to engage the public. They play indoors in theaters, concert halls, and at dances, and outdoors at parades and open-air concerts. They perform many styles of music, including marches, classical, jazz, and popular music.

Here is the Marine Chamber Orchestra performing “Sleigh Ride” and “The Marine Corps Hymn” from their performance the Late Show with Dave Letterman.

The Marine Chamber Orchestra grew out of the Marine Band, known as “The President’s Own”.

Here is a timeline of the Marine Band- showing it is the oldest of the military music ensembles!

The Marines’ Hymn – some downloads for you:

Listen/download The Marines’ Hymn audio selection, recorded by the United States Marine Band.

Download The Marines’ Hymn sheet music for piano/vocal.

Download The Marines’ Hymn sheet music for band.

Listen here to all the hymns for each branch of the military:



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