Our Sam Rayburn Band students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to work directly with professional musicians from "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Corps Band (the oldest and premiere performing band in the United States). These are world-class musicians who regularly perform for the President at the White House, for every presidential inauguration, other national events, and for visiting international dignitaries. Nine musicians were on campus representing the various woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments that our Rayburn Band students play. I am still in awe of having such a unique opportunity happen for own students at Sam Rayburn! Our students had such a good impression on the Marine Band musicians that the musicians didn't want their time with our students to end. I am very proud of our Raiders and wanted you to know that our school and students are now respected, loved, and known by "The President's Own".