Members from the prestigious “President’s Own” United States Marine Band will be working with Greenwich Public School band students virtually for a series of 11 instrument-specific masterclasses.
Students from elementary, middle and high schools will be taking part in these masterclasses.
The clinicians have submitted recordings of themselves playing music that Greenwich High School students are currently working on.
Students will use these recordings as a model and as a way to reflect on this week’s experience throughout the summer and next school year.
Greenwich High School Associate Band Director, Electronic Music Instructor and Coordinator for these masterclass opportunities said, “There is nothing more powerful for a young musician than seeing and hearing the sounds and techniques of experts on their chosen instrument.”
Founded in 1798, the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band performs more than 500 times annually for Presidential and public functions. The “President’s Own” band has also developed a significant presence in the world of music education. The band is currently under the direction of Colonel Jason K. Fettig.