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3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Transportation
Air and bus transportation are to be provided by the sponsor unless the Marine Corps can provide military air and bus. On the occasions when transportation can not be scheduled via the government, the sponsor may be required to finance the transportation of our Marines to support your event.

In the event that the Government does not provide transportation, local ground transportation in the area is the responsibility of the sponsor. As the Band travels from the hotel to the performance site(s), restaurant(s), and other necessary locations, your drivers will need to coordinate with our schedule. Our Marines will execute the loading and unloading of all equipment. The Band will require:

(1) 47 passenger bus

(2) 12 passenger van

(3) 5 ton truck with lift, covered and lockable

On the occasion when the Government can provide ground transportation requirements, the Bandmaster will inform the sponsor.
Meals & Lodging
The sponsor is responsible for all meals and lodging for Marines while in your area. Meals will consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, of which, two must be hot. Meal times must remain flexible due to the Band's transportation, rehearsal, and performance schedule. Equally important are the hotel/motel accommodations for approximately 51 Marines (41 males and 10 females). Please contact the Band for exact numbers. These rooms should be reserved in advance to eliminate delays during check-in. We should require no more than 6 singles and 23 doubles. To maintain and control accountability, we are unable to accept housing in private homes.

Please refer to the "Suggested Contacts" page in this booklet for ideas on involving community support and defraying the cost of sponsoring a Marine Corps Band.
Tickets
3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band performances are presented as a public service to the community; therefore, they must be free of charge and open to the general public. Exceptions to this will be considered on a case by case basis. We recommend printing free admission tickets for indoor performances requiring crowd control. Concert tickets should not be numbered. A request by mail system is effective; individuals who take the time to complete a written request for tickets are more likely to attend the performance. Limiting distribution of ticket per address may be necessary. Each publicity flyer and newspaper ad should include the address to mail the ticket requests.

Programs
When applicable, a scheduled program for your event will be included in the Program Information section of this Press Package for duplication and distribution. Should a clean copy be needed for reproduction, please contact the Band's Public Affairs Office.

Prospective program ushers may be found within local ROTC units, high school band members, or scout troops.

Performace Sites

The following outline will provide the necessary requirements of the sponsor:

1. General Requirements:

A Securable changing area with chairs, tables, and racks or hooks for clothing bags/uniforms.

A Large changing room for 40 male Marines.

A Changing room for 10 female Marines.

A Warm-up room or area (if changing area is not large enough) for 51 Marines to stand in a formation. This room should be close to the performance area.

2. Concert Requirements:

Electrical outlets for sound equipment and electrical instruments.

Music stands and chairs with no arms for 45 musicians.

A Stage area or open area of at least 40 feet across by 30 feet depth with appropriate backdrop or scenic view.

Inclement weather plan meeting above requirements.

3. Additional Requirements:

Additional expenses such as auditorium rental, lighting, heating, publicity costs, custodial fees, and security are the responsibility of the local authorities or sponsor(s).

Promotion
Media promotion/publicity will always maximize the event and audience attendance. The promotional materials contained in this press package include Band biographies, ensemble descriptions, and press release information suitable for radio and/or television public service announcements. You are welcome to use all promotional materials contained in this press package for publicity purposes. If we can provide additional support materials for your organization, please do not hesitate to call.

When a member of the Band is identified as a resident from your area, the Band Public Affairs Office will provide the Marine's biography and photograph for publication. During past concerts, special authorization was granted by our command to include a promotion ceremony for one of our Marines. This highlight was witnessed by concert attendees from the communities. Additionally, when scheduling permits, a public affairs photographer from our Command will accompany the Band, further publicizing your event through various Marine Corps publications.

The following outline is provided for your promotional campaign:

2 weeks prior to event- Full page ad containing Band biography, picture, time, location, free admission information, and coupon for ticket requests (if necessary).

1 week prior to event- Public Service Announcements (PSA), entertainment advertisement, post flyers within community, provide coupon for ticket requests.

4 days prior to event- PSA, newspaper story and photo of local Marine Band member (if applicable), provide coupon for ticket requests (mention last day for mail-ins, and location of ticket pick-up).

2-3 days prior to event- PSA

1 day prior to event- PSA, newspaper story with photo of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band and your event.

Suggested Contacts

In an effort to promote community awareness and possible support of your event, a list of the following organizations is provided which have proven to be an asset to past Band sponsors.

Local Marine Corps Recruiter It is highly recommended for all sponsors to contact the local recruiter for possible support, advertisement to area Marines (past and present), and prospective recruiting purposes.

Marine Corps Musician Technical Assistant (MTA) The regional MTA is a trained musician who assists the local recruiter with all aspects of Marine Corps Bands and instrumental auditions. The MTA will use this time to become familiar with community events, high schools, and colleges for future Marine Corps Band requirements and auditions.

Area Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, Marine Corps League During past performances, these organizations have been extremely supportive to the sponsor by providing advertisement within their establishments, meals, social gatherings, and transportation.

High School and College Band Directors Music educators can promote awareness and attendance to the concert and encourage participation of your civic event, as well as other supportive roles mentioned above.

Community Music and Instrument Stores Local vendors are enthusiastic toward the promotion of fine arts. A coordinated effort between the sponsor and the business is not only beneficial for them, but especially a valuable promotion tool for the event due to the many contacts with community leaders, educators, professional musicians, and students.

Hotels and Restaurants Many hotels and restaurants will cooperate by offering the sponsor a discount or possible full support of funding to a Marine Corps Band with regard to lodging and meals.

Technical Assistants

New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut:

1st Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
605 STEWART AVENUE
GARDEN CITY, NY 11530-4761
PHONE: 516-228-5614
FAX:506-228-5994
BUSINESS CELL: 516-972-8702


New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming:
8th Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
BLDG 10
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70142-5100
PHONE: 504-678-2364
FAX: 504-678-2733
BUSINESS CELL: 504-296 5067


Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C.:
4th Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
BLDG 54, SUITE 3
P O BOX 806
NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
17070-0806
PHONE: 717-770-4659
FAX: 717-770-4536
BUSINESS CELL:717-440-2943


Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota:
9th Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
3805 EAST 155TH ST BLDG 710
KANSAS CITY, MO 64147-1309
PHONE: 816-843-3920
FAX: 816-843-3968
BUSINESS CELL: 816-916-2671


Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee:
6th Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
HEADQUARTERS, 6TH MCB
BLDG903 BOX 19201 MCRD
PARRIS ISLAND, SC 29905
PHONE: 843-338-3913
FAX: 843-228-2820
BUSINESS CELL: 843-298-1944


Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho:
12th Marine Corps District
ATTN: MTA
12TH MARINE CORPS DISTRICT
3704 HOCMUTH AVE, BLDG 8
SAN DIEGO, CA 92140-5191
PHONE: 619-542-5581
FAX: 619-542-5511
BUSINESS CELL: 916-733-0232


Media Material

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Miramar, California


15-Second Spot (Air Time)

The Marine Corps Band, from Miramar, California, will be in the (city/town) area on (day/date) at (location). This patriotic program, sponsored by (sponsor) is free, open to the public, and will begin at (time).

Comm. No. (858)577-8301
Comm. Fax 577-8297
DSN: 267-8301


Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Attn: Public Affairs


MCAS Miramar, P.O. BOX 452050
San Diego, CA 92145-2050


30 Seconds Public Service Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Miramar, California

30-Second Spot (Air Time)

From Miramar, California the Marine Corps Band will present a very special (afternoon/evening) of musical entertainment in the (city/town) area on (date). The Band promises an exciting, versatile concert that the entire family will enjoy. The program will be selected from the Band's extensive repertoire, to include familiar marches, traditional classics, patriotic favorites, jazz, country, and popular contemporary music. This concert is free and open to the public. The performance will take place at (location) on (day/date) and is set to begin at (time). For more information, contact (sponsor).

Comm. No. (858)577-8301
Comm. Fax 577-8297
DSN: 267-8301

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Attn: Public Affairs

MCAS Miramar, P.O. BOX 452050
San Diego, CA 92145-2050
45 Second Public Servcie Announcement
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Miramar, California

45-Second Spot (Air Time)

The Marine Corps Band, from Miramar, California, will present a memorable (afternoon/evening) of musical entertainment in the (city/town) area on (date).

The Band promises an exciting program that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Performance numbers may be selected from familiar marches, traditional classics, patriotic favorites, big band sounds, jazz, and country.

This concert, sponsored by (sponsor), is free and open to the public. The performance will take place on (day/date) at (location) and is set to begin at (time).

Comm. No. (858)577-8301
Comm. Fax 577-8297
DSN: 267-8301

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Attn: Public Affairs

MCAS Miramar, P.O. BOX 452050
San Diego, CA 92145-2050


60 Second Public Service Announcement
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Miramar, California


1 Minute Spot (Air Time)

The Marine Corps Band from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California will be performing a free concert in conjunction with (your event) on (date/time). The Band will be performing (the style of music i.e. marches, classical, jazz, etc.) Please contact (your event coordinator) for more information. This will be an exciting musical event you won't want to miss, so be sure to attend and enjoy the wonderful music being presented by the Marine Corps Band from Miramar.

Once again, this concert is free and open to the public. The Band promises an exciting program that the entire family is sure to enjoy. The Marine Corps Band, from Miramar, California, will present a memorable (afternoon/evening) of musical entertainment in the (city/town) area on (date).

Comm. No. (858)577-8301
Comm. Fax 577-8297
DSN: 267-8301


Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band
Attn: Public Affairs


MCAS Miramar, P.O. BOX 452050
San Diego, CA 92145-2050


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