Marine Corps band creates special anthem for First Lady Jill Biden: Reports

While formal entrances by U.S. presidents have long been accompanied by special music, the practice appears to have now extended to the first lady.

According to the Washington Examiner, Jill Biden now has her own entrance theme — Fanfare to the First Lady — as produced by the Marine Corps band.

“The first lady does not have a song”

The composition has been performed at several official functions featuring the first lady as a speaker, according to a source cited by the Examiner. Band members reportedly confirmed it was the first time they had been asked to arrange walk-up music for a first lady.

Furthermore, the source said band members were rushed to put the piece together and learn it. Upon being presented with a few options, the White House chose its favorite to be the first lady’s theme.

On the other hand, Jill Biden’s press secretary denied any such request for the composition to be produced.

“The first lady does not have a song anybody has written for her specifically,” said Michael LaRosa. “She has no Hail to the Chief song. She has no song. She never asked anyone to create a song.”

“We had no idea it would even be used again”

Instead, he argued that the Marine Corps band developed the notion of dedicating a song to the first lady.

“We didn’t ask for it,” LaRosa said. “They came and presented us the option. We had no idea it would even be used again.”

Of course, the song has gone on to receive criticism beyond the conflicting reports about how it came to exist. One source described Fanfare for the First Lady as both “awful” and “terrible.”

It is also worth noting that even if the Biden administration did request a song for the first lady, it would not have been the first time someone other than the president sought specific entrance music. Former President Ronald Reagan’s short-lived chief of staff Don Regan also requested a theme during his tenure during the mid-1980s.

Regan has since been remembered as a demanding force in the White House and did not last long in the high-profile position. That differs from Jill Biden, who is slated to remain in her largely ceremonial role for at least her husband’s current term in office.

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