All tickets distributed; get to event by 7:15 p.m.

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform a free concert on Friday, Oct. 6 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. All tickets for the event have been distributed.

It should be noted that a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Per the policy of the band, ticket holders will receive priority access to the seating area but must be in the hall by 7:15 p.m. to ensure seating. At 7:15 p.m., any open seats will be made available to other patrons waiting to be seated, whether they possess a ticket or not.

The concert is presented by Rockefeller Arts Center in conjunction with The OBSERVER, The Post-Journal and radio stations WDOE and 96 KIX Country.

The United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. “The President’s Own” is celebrated today for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.

The band’s repertoire ranges from John Phillips Sousa favorites like “Stars and Stripes Forever” to the “Marines Hymn” to Warren Benson’s “The Leaves are Falling.”

This 42-piece ensemble was established by an Act of Congress in 1798. Its mission is unique – to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Marine Band musicians appear at the White House an average of 200 times a year with performances at state dinners, receptions, South Lawn arrivals and events of national significance.

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