As a new century in the history of the concert band begins, The United States Marine Band enjoys a much larger, more complete repertoire than ever before. This is an enormous change from the day of composers like John Philip Sousa or Patrick Gilmore, who had to steal, beg or borrow to put together programs that were new or unique. Retrospective is an album that seeks to remember the past that has created such an exciting future. Colonel Timothy W. Foley, the 26th director of the Marine Band, directs "The President's Own" on this album. Tracks include The Triumphal March from Aida and Espana Rhapsodie. The Marine Band, known for having shaped our heritage for more than two centuries, proves to be nothing less than extraordinary on Retrospective.