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"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will launch Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts' summer season with a program of concert band favorites. A fireworks display will follow the concert.

Gates open at 6:30 pm for Lawn and In-House (90 minutes prior to curtain)
Fireworks viewing area opens following the performance, at approximately 9:30 pm
Fireworks begin at approximately 9:45 pm

Note: There is no Wolf Trap Express Shuttle bus service for the Summer 2017 Blast Off performance.

Captain Ryan J. Nowlin* | “Let Freedom Ring”

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825–89) and Herbert L. Clarke (1867–1945) | “The Carnival of Venice”
adapted by Steven Kellner*
MSgt Mark Jenkins and GySgt Ryan McGeorge, euphonium soloists

arranged by Chris Walden | Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s “Tiger Rag” from Tribute to Benny Goodman featuring the clarinet section
adapted by Stephen Bulla* 

John Williams (b. 1932) | “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
arranged by Paul Lavender

Alan Menken (b. 1949) | Overture from Beauty and the Beast
transcribed by Paul Lavender

Alan Menken (b. 1949) | Beauty and the Beast
lyrics by Howard Ashman
arranged by SSgt Scott Ninmer*
GySgt Sara Sheffield, mezzo-soprano
MSgt Kevin Bennear, baritone


arranged by Captain Ryan Nowlin* | “Amazing Grace”
GySgt Sara Sheffield, mezzo-soprano
MSgt Kevin Bennear, baritone


Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93) | Overture Solennelle, “1812,” Opus 49
transcribed by MGySgt Donald Patterson*

John Philip Sousa* (1854–1932) | March, “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

arranged by Thomas Knox* (1937–2004) | A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America
MSgt Kevin Bennear and GySgt Sara Sheffield, concert moderators


*Member, U.S. Marine Band