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Music and the White House

The White House is best known as the office and home of the President of the United States. But it also serves as a stage for American arts and culture—especially music. From President John Adams, the White House’s first resident, to modern day presidents, musical performances of all kinds have enhanced life in the White House. Learn about the connection between the White House and the United States Marine Band, the inspiration behind the song “Hail to the Chief,” and more by exploring the rich history of music at the White House.