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1859 Marine Band

The 1859 Marine Band

Preserving the Musical Heritage of America's
Oldest and Most Prestigeous Military Band

In 1859, The Marine Corps adopted a new uniform. Today's "Reactivated" 1859 Marine Band wears an authentic reproduction of the U.S. Marine Band Uniform worn from 1859 to 1875, which included the American Civil War era. Serving the President of the United States, "The President's Own", as The United States Marine Band is also called, traveled with Abraham Lincoln to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863, where the President gave the historic "Gettysburg Address".

The 1859 Marine Band music library is made up of musical compositions and arrangements from The American Brass Band Movement (1840-1880).

The new Dress uniform of The 1859 Marine Band has been replicated with the invaluable assitance of The Smithsonian Institution who holds the last survivng period band coat, and The Waterbury Button Company (our buttons are stamped from the original 1859 dies).


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1859 Marine Band


Video of The 1859 Marine Band playing, "Louisville March"




Please Note: The 1859 Marine Band (Frontier Brigade Band) is not affiliated with the United States Marine Corps or other government agency, nor is it sponsored or endorsed by the Marine Corps, nor is it part of the official United States Marine Band, or authorized to represent, in any way, the government of the United States or the United States Marine Corps.


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