Anita Brown



An Intriguing Invitation

I have been invited by Marine Ssgt Parish (Staff Sergeant) from local Marine Corps Office of Public Affairs to attend the USMC MEOP (Musicians' Enlistment Opportunity Program) weekend during the first week in May. This is an all-expenses paid weekend for educators and other musicians who are considered influential in their community to learn about career opportunities in music, offered by The United States Marine Corps. It seems I'll have an opportunity to observe the bands at work, meet the top leaders of today's Marine Corps Music Program, tour the National Museum of The Marine Corps (YAYYYY!!), get a tour of their archives (that will likely include some of the works of John Phillip Sousa) and attend an Evening Parade Marine Corps rehearsal and performance at Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, DC. Sounds like an educational opportunity I would be a fool to miss! Many thanks to Ssgt Parish! ~AB