'President’s Own' Marine Band to perform in Sioux Falls October 16

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - As part of its 2018 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform in Sioux Falls.

Photo provided by the Sioux Falls School District

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Lincoln High School Gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Free tickets are available by visiting https://marineband.ticketleap.com/siouxfalls.

Tickets are limited to four per request.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m. Non-ticket holders will be admitted at that time.

In the style of the band’s 17th Director John Philip Sousa, who initiated the concert tour tradition in 1891, Marine Band Director Col. Jason K. Fettig has chosen a diverse mix of programs, from traditional band repertoire and Sousa marches to instrumental solos and a salute to the Armed Forces.

By the end of the tour, the Marine Band will have traveled 5,882 miles throughout the United States, performing 29 concerts in 12 states, with stops in Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.