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The Marine Corps Marathon features a wide variety of musical entertainment throughout race day. From the first mile to the last, runners and spectators are treated to many exciting performances!
Please mail samples to:
Marine Corps Marathon
Attention: Cortney Cortes
PO Box 188
Quantico, VA 22134
For additional information, please contact Cortney Cortes, Operations Assistant at email@example.com or 571-238-4926
MCM Start Line Songs:
||I Like It
||Evacuate the Dance Floor
||Moves Like Jagger
Featured entertainment includes:
The American University Screamin’ Eagles Pep Band is the university's musical spirit at athletic events and various university functions. The band also performs at community events such as the National Cherry Blossom Festival and previous Marine Corps Marathons. The band plays a crowd-pleasing mix of classic hits and new favorites.
BAND OF BROTHERS
The Band of Brothers USMC Motorcycle Riding Club is dedicated to supporting veterans, Marine Corps related functions, charitable organizations and to keeping POW/MIA awareness alive. Look for the motorcycles out on the MCM course.
The Batala band of Washington, D.C. is an all-women percussion group formed in 1997 to empower women through drumming, and to expose people to the music and culture of Brazil. The Batala Percussion Band plays rhythms typical of the northeastern region of Brazil in a samba-reggae style. The music, performed on four types of drums, is rooted in traditional African rhythms. Batala is the “Beat-the-Bridge” band located at mile 20 on 14th Street in NW Washington, D.C.
Hey everybody I'm Brad Doggett and I love to play a wide variety of different tunes. I was a part of the first season of NBC's "The Voice" and I put up videos all the time. Thanks for stoppin by!
Bruiser is an experienced rock & roll band from Fredericksburg, VA. They play classic rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's adding their own unique style.
Doug Marshall’s band of talented musicians is fresh, spontaneous and fun drawing its members from the hills and hollers of Virginia. The group performs on guitar, string bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle with a colorful combination of bluegrass sounds.
Anticipating the resurgence of classic R&B and the soul explosions of the 1960's, a group of talented singers, musicians and songwriters established a musical powerhouse with a revolving door. Through that door came musicians of every stripe who had two things in common: Great talent and a love for soulful music. Their graduates really went somewhere: A guitarist to The Eagles (Steuart Smith), a bass player to Bruce Springsteen (Jim Hanson), a drummer to Pink Floyd (Timm Biery).
Marine Corps Marathon runners will capture the Hoya spirit as they race by the Georgetown University Pep Band and Hoya mascot performing outside the university on Canal Road at Mile 5 and again on Miles 8-9 of the MCM course. The 75-member pep band performs at home GU sporting events including football and men’s and women’s team events and in other university functions like Georgetown Day, Hoyathon-a 24-hour charity dance marathon, and at alumni weddings!
JAMES HUBERT BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL BAND
Blake High School hosts one of the largest parade marching bands in Maryland and has been honored to perform in numerous premiere activities to include: the 71st Annual Nokie Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Walt Disney World and the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. The James Hubert Blake HS Band will be on the MCM course for a 7th year.
Jason Blake is vibrant singer/songwriter looking to cross boundaries of music genres. Recently a featured artist on Magic 102.3 FM, he infuses the sounds of POP and R&B rhythms with interesting and authentic lyrics, you will always be sure to hear some type of positive and/or messages of encouragement.
For over 25 years, Kirkabee Deejays has been providing quality entertainers for weddings, Corporate events, private parties and bar- and bat-mitzvahs throughout the Capital Area. We offer an extensive music library, and assistance with creating the perfect atmosphere for each individual event.
Formed with one goal in mind: to create the ultimate PARTY for all generation of music fans, performing songs from the last two decades, along with the old school R&B classics everyone loves.
The Melonheads are a DC area sextet specializing in rock n' roll - everything from dance favorites and ballads from the last four decades to the latest and coolest of the current groups. Don't let the name - or the receding hairlines that inspired it - fool you. When The Melonheads are playing their high energy brand of "Good Time Music", audiences of all ages are bound to have a blast! Make sure you look for The Melonheads at Mile 24 of the MCM course.
MONACAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
The Monacan High School Marching Chiefs have participated in the MCM as a support band for the past 6 years and look forward to doing it again this year! They have been recognized as a four-time Virginia Honor Band and the Monacan Music Department as a three-time VMEA Blue Ribbon School for Music.
QUANTICO MARINE CORPS ROCK BAND
The Marine Corps Rock Band, from Quantico, VA, is composed of approximately twelve musicians, and performs popular music from the 60's to today. Performing in the Finish Festival, the rock band brings a high energy performance, entertaining audiences with a mix of pop, rock, county, and funk music styles.
SALVATION ARMY CAPITAL BAND
Since 1925 the National Capital Band (NCB) has been The Salvation Army's main musical force in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. It is attached to the divisional headquarters for the National Capital & Virginia Division of The Salvation Army, located in Washington, DC, for which it provides evangelistic and public relations support year-round.
Runners and spectators alike will want to "see for themselves" this beautiful painted horse that stands just over two feet tall! Stardust is a resident of the Patriot Paint Horse farm in Stafford, VA, who was rescued by her handler Claire Marble, through the United States Equine Rescue League. Stardust is a frequent visitor to local children’s hospitals, senior centers, patient's homes and MCM events!
Brothers Jason and Seth Barna of Washington, D.C., are experimental indie rockers. In addition to their musical talents the Barna brothers are runners. They keep their musical energy relaxed, focused but at the same time know when to “turn it up” to motivate runners.
TRAFFIC ON THE BACKBONE
TOTB formed in 2001 in Fredericksburg Virginia, and has since established itself as one of the more consistent and entertaining acts in the region. TOTB covers a broad variety of music, from rock to pop to funk to alternative -there is something to fit everyone's rock n roll taste. TOTB can also entertain in a more casual acoustic style show, so no venue is too big or too small.
Four local teenagers comprise TUNNEL - a progressive rock band that is making a name in the region with their original music. Get ready for bluesy vocals, complex rhythms and mind-boggling solos. They will be playing in Georgetown at Mile 9. Like TUNNEL on Facebook to keep up with exciting news about a national contest they will be competing in this November.
UNITED WE SING
A group of three female vocalists who sang together in the USO and performed more than 500 shows for the Armed Forces both at home and abroad, they reunited to form United We Sing and to continue the tradition of performing at military/patriotic events. United We Sing will be performing the National Anthem at the 2012 MCM start line.
Armed with both a passion for, and the talent to play great music, The Vandelays is a modern rock cover band that brings great musicianship, showmanship, and an all around great time to each and every one of their performances. With decades of combined experience playing and entertaining live audiences, The Vandelays play all of your favorites from the 70's up to and including today’s new rock!!
Today, this group runs to honor all Military Members killed in combat and has evolved into a powerful network of Military Members, Military families, Wounded Warriors, Gold Star Families and Community Members. wear blue: run to remember came to exist as a result of combat loss; it is a real community.
HIGH SCHOOL BANDS
In 2012, high school bands from Maryland and Virginia will perform on the Marine Corps Marathon course. The bands, positioned throughout the race, create enthusiasm and motivate runners during the 26.2 mile journey. High school band locations on race day are listed below:
Mile 2-3: Riverbend High School Band
Mile 4-5: Rockville High School Pipe Band of Rockville, MD
Mile 15-16: Monacan High School Band of Richmond, VA
Mile 17-18: James Hubert Blake High School Marching Band of Silver Spring, MD
Riverbend High School Band