The United States Marine Band — a.k.a. "The President's Own" — has played at every presidential inauguration since Thomas Jefferson was elected. These days it performs at the White House as many as 200 times a year. Now, the band is holding a national high school competition to select a soloist for an upcoming concert.
Prince George's County is a pioneer in adopting what's known as Arts Integration: introducing the arts into school subjects that don't, on the surface, seem overly artistic. The result, proponents say, is a class of students who have mastered the material better than they would have without art.
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