Esprit is defined as a "liveliness of mind or spirit," and this album evokes both. From the earliest days of our nation, The United States Marine Band's primary mission has been to provide the best music in the world to the President and people of this great nation. Whether in White House performances, public concerts, or national and international tours, the music of the Marine Band is the music of America, and this album is no exception. Esprit is a compilation of important compositions and pieces beloved around the globe. The album features songs like Center of Gravity, Summertime, and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me. The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps plays on this album with all of the integrity and musicianship characteristic of the band since its inception during the Revolutionary War. Esprit is eclectic, beautifully played, and sure to become a classic in homes everywhere.