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Unusual Honors of the Marine Band

 

 
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· The Marine Band is the oldest musical organization in the United States.

· Since 1869, the Marine Band has serenaded the CMC at his quarters on the morning of 1 January, after which they are invited in for hot buttered rum and breakfast.

· The Marine Band has played at every Presidential Inauguration since 1801, and is known as " The President's Own."


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