John Philip Sousa Music for President's Day continues with music in the White House. The ensemble that played in the executive mansion not long after it was built in 1800 has played a role in music at the White House every year since. It's "The President's Own," the U.S. Marine Band. When the Marines aren't playing for the President, they occasionally give public concerts. In concert at George Mason University, Colonel Timothy W. Foley leads the Marine Band in the overture to John Philip Sousa's "The Charlatan."