Skip to main content Press Enter. Unit Home About. Comprised of over 85 Marine musicians, dressed in ceremonial red and white uniforms, it is known world-wide as a premier musical marching unit. The history of the unit can be traced to the early days of the Marine Corps. In the 18th and 19th centuries military musicians, or "field musics," provided a means of passing commands to Marines in battle formations. The sound of various drum beats and bugle calls could be easily heard over the noise of the battlefield and signaled Marines to attack the enemy or retire for the evening.
“The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps
The parades are not street parades, but military parades consisting of ceremonial pomp that are symbolic of Marine professionalism, discipline, and esprit de corps. Major James D. Master Gunnery Sergeant Keith G. Martinez is the twenty-second and current Drum Major. The history of the unit can be traced to the early days of the Marine Corps. In the 18th and 19th centuries, military musicians "field musics" provided a means of passing commands to Marines in battle. The sound of various drum beats and bugle calls that could be heard over the noise of the battlefield signaled Marines to attack the enemy or retreat. Through the s, Marine Corps posts still authorized a number of buglers and drummers to play the traditional calls and to ring a ship's bell to signal the time. Until the s, Marine Corps units sported unit drum and bugle corps within their respective rosters. The unit provided musical support to ceremonies around the nation's capital and, during World War II, was additionally tasked with presidential support duties.
Download: Firefox Chrome Safari. If you're using Internet Explorer, please update to the latest version. In the Secretary of Navy ordered that the bugle should be the official form of communication, replacing the fife, which was considered obsolete. Learn more about this event. About Create Your Own Series: Pick three or more concerts and and enjoy exclusive Subscriber Benefits including unlimited free ticket exchange. Ideal for concertgoers who want the ultimate in flexibility and the benefits of being a subscriber. Thank you for visiting the New York Philharmonic!
Houston, Tx. Fun Facts: -Can snap really fast -Bachelors in Music Education -worked in fine dining for 5 years before joining the marines. Congratulations to Jason A. We look forward to seeing this Marine continue to take on new responsibilities as a leader in the unit. Semper Fi! GySgt Shawn Garber Percussionist 43 years old Verona, VA. Teague A.