Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Wilson, a 29-year active member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, recently delivered an unforgettable performance of the National Anthem. A 1986 graduate of Morgantown High, Wilson’s rendition on the violin captivated the audience, leaving them in awe.
The performance, held at a public event, was met with thunderous applause and heartfelt appreciation. It is rare to witness a Marine perform the National Anthem, and even more extraordinary to see it done with a violin. Wilson’s skill and dedication were evident in every note, demonstrating the unique talents that members of the Marine Band bring to their service.

The public’s response was overwhelmingly positive, with many attendees expressing their admiration for Wilson’s exceptional performance. His ability to convey the patriotic spirit through the strings of his violin was both moving and inspiring, showcasing the diverse capabilities of the U.S. Marine Corps.
In a time when the country looks for unity and pride, Master Gunnery Sergeant Peter Wilson’s performance stands as a testament to the powerful role of music in bringing people together and honoring the nation.
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