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Drum and Bugle Corps perform 400 shows per year


Last updated 3/9/2007 at Noon

The “Commandant’s Own” – the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps – presented a program at Camp Pendleton recently. The musical corps also included the US Marine Silent Drill Platoon and Color Guard from Marine Barracks in Washington, DC. The program was presented to guests as well as to Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton.

The Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-member group that first performed in 1948. The Marines use fully operational hand-polished M-1 rifles weighing 10 ½ pounds each. Bayonets are placed on the top during certain portions of the drill and then removed in sync...

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