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First Marine Division Band plays at NFR


Last updated 1/10/2013 at Noon

Camp Pendleton’s First Marine Division Band performed prior to the Dec. 12 National Finals Rodeo performance at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The 41-member band opened with a salute to the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines before playing the Star-Spangled Banner prior to the rodeo’s seventh go-round.

“I think it’s a great experience and it’s an honor to be able to represent the Marine Corps and the United States at such a prestigious and widely-watched event,” said Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Becker, a drum major for the Marine Corps band and the unit leader.

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