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November 6, 2023
The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 cash prize.
The 2017 competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current or former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible, and all applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must select one of the works listed for their instrument in the application packet and submit an audio recording of their performance of that selection accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra. (Video submissions will not be accepted.) All applications should include the following: * a completed application form, * a letter of recommendation from a teacher familiar with the student’s musicianship, * an unedited audio recording of the applicant performing their selected work. (Please do not send video.)