The Concert Band consists of fifty Marines and is the largest performing ensemble within Marine Band San Diego. Our repertoire includes military marches, orchestral transcriptions, and works composed specifically for wind ensemble. Concert Band performances often feature solo instrumentalists with band accompaniment or performances by one or more of the Marine Band San Diego Small Ensembles. Marine Band San Diego’s annual concerts are highlighted by its winter and summer concert series aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, and throughout Southern California.
Comprised of 30-40 Marines, the Ceremonial Band performs for military and civilian ceremonies, parades, and traditional patriotic events. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music to include such world-renowned composers as Alford, Fillmore, Goldman, and of course the “March King” himself, John Phillip Sousa. As Marine Band San Diego’s most active ensemble, they can be seen annually at the Tournament of Roses Parade, throughout southern California at many events, and local San Diego Padres home games.
Brass Quintet (Small Ensembles)
The Brass Quintet’s versatility and professionalism enables it to perform in many venues,
including schools, banquets, military ceremonies, and formal concerts. The Brass Quintet has an
extensive repertoire, including standard classical literature, Dixieland favorites, and contemporary
The Woodwind Quintet is an intimate chamber ensemble that performs at various settings
including schools, receptions, military ceremonies, and concerts. The Woodwind Quintet
performs a wide range of repertoire including standard classical standard literature, film music,
and contemporary hits.
Sound Strike is a fresh take on the traditional military band setting with a wide range of contemporary music spanning from classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, to current popular acts such as Adele and Bruno Mars. This highly entertaining group has performed at professional sports events, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Lincoln Center, and educational outreach concerts around the country.
“Double Time Brass Band”
The Double Time Brass Band is a New Orleans style brass band that is sure to get anyone on their feet. With all the music being arranged by the members of the ensemble, this group brings a taste of the “Big Easy” to any crowd with its traditional New Orleans brass music all the way to the hip, top 40 music heard around the world today.
The Jazz Combo performs at receptions, military ceremonies, and schools throughout the country. The members of the combo play music from all eras of recorded jazz from standards to original compositions as well as contemporary pieces. The jazz combo also provides master classes and clinics at high schools and colleges.