The President’s Own United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its Concerto Competition for High School Musicians is now open. All application materials are due Nov. 15, 2024. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the Marine Band during the 2025 concert season and receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. Second and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 scholarships respectively.

Grade Level/Age
High School Student
Award information


Eligibility Requirements

This competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2024-2025 academic year. Woodwind, brass and percussion players are eligible to apply. (String, piano and harp players will be eligible in the 2026 competition.)

NOTE: After applications close for the 2025 competition, the next opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion players to apply will be for the 2027 competition (applications due Nov. 2026).

Previous competition winners and immediate family members of current/former U.S. Marine Band members are not eligible. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.