Uncommon Valor is a fantastic album recorded by The United States Marine Band in 1992 in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall. Today's Marine Band is comprised of the nation's finest musicians, and this album is a testament to their talents. Each piece on this album is played beautifully and with great attention to detail, as directed by Colonel John R Bourgeois. As a director of the United States Marine Band, Colonel Bourgeois is musical advisor to the White House. Works on the album include Armed Forces Medley, Semper Fidelis, The Marines' Hymn and March of the Women Marines. On Uncommon Valor, The United States Marine Band continues the tradition of excellence, which earned it the title "The President's Own".