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Cancelled – 1st Marine Division Band

Presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. 

Venue: Concert Hall


* This event is free, but advanced reservations are recommended. Learn more...

In light of the recent health concerns, the venue and artists have agreed to cancel this event. All current ticket holders will be contacted by our box office. Please contact the box office with any questions.  We are grateful for your understanding and patience!   

Based out of Camp Pendleton, California, the 1st Marine Division Band, also known as the Blue Diamond Band, is comprised of 50 Marine musicians. This musical unit was organized in the early 1940s during the Pacific Operations of World War II. Since then, its members have drawn their rifles during many of the nation’s conflicts to include the Korean War, Vietnam, Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom I and II as the Division’s security platoon. To date, Marines with the 1st Marine Division Band continue to serve as individual augments to I Marine Expeditionary Force in support of the war on terror.

While the primary mission of the 1st Marine Division Band is to provide musical support for military parades and ceremonies, their training and musical prowess enable support for a myriad of engagements around southern California and abroad. In addition to the Ceremonial Band and Wind Ensemble, the unit also features other musical ensembles to include Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, Brass Band, and Popular Music Group. Supporting over 300 commitments a year, to include prominent events such as the State Funeral of President Ford, the Tournament of Roses Parades, Disneyland’s Independence Day Concerts, and annual concerts at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the 1st Marine Division Band offers the highest caliber of musical attainment and community service.

On April 7th and 8th, 2020 at 7 p.m. the 1st Marine Division Band has the pleasure of performing a Spring Concert at The California Center for the Arts. A tradition spanning over ten years, these concerts will feature a wide array of musical entertainment with “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” for all to enjoy. We hope to see you there!

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