The Quantico Marine Corps Band performance for Roanoke's 175th Anniversary

The Quantico Marine Corps Band performance for Roanoke's 175th Anniversary

Contact: Community Programs 540-375-2323

Roanoke College has a history of welcoming a Marine Corps band to its anniversary celebrations. Back in 1878, the U.S. Marine Band played for the 25th anniversary of the College and its commencement ceremony.

On Aug. 28, 2017, the Quantico Marine Corps Band will perform in honor of the College's 175th anniversary as a kick-off to the new academic year. The band, one of nine Marine Corps bands, will play popular patriotic with unexpected featured pieces that will surprise even the youngest audience members.

The Quantico Marine Corps Band, established in 1918, is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corp. The National Capitol Region-MCB Quantico band includes a ceremonial and concert band directed by Chief Warrant Officer Robert Szabo. The band performs classic to contemporary pieces for many recognized events, including 9/11 Memorials at Carnegie Hall, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Super Bowl XLI pre-game show, and more.

The U.S. Marine Band played for the 25th anniversary of Roanoke College and at its commencement ceremony on June 13, 1878. Alumni, friends and family traveled by railroad for the Quatro-Centennial (25th) reunion.

This celebration event is open to the public at no charge. No tickets are required.

Map and Parking:
The Cregger Center (#8 on map) is located at the top of Peery Dr., just off Thompson Memorial Dr.  Parking is available in lots P9, P10 (handicap) or P11 (bus).  Maps and Directions.

Doors open at 6pm.  Handicap seating available.  Reserved seating for student section.  All other seats, first come basis.