"The Commandant's Own"

 

"The Commandant's Own"

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
"The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs 'Ode to Joy' during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, DC on Friday, May 27th. 'Ode to Joy' is performed with a saluting battery from the Marine Corps Body Bearer Section and concludes with a finale' of cannon fire. (Official Marine Corps Photo/ Released)
'Ode to Joy'
"The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs 'Ode to Joy' during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, DC on Friday, May 27th. 'Ode to Joy' is performed with a saluting battery from the Marine Corps Body Bearer Section and concludes with a finale' of cannon fire. (Official Marine Corps Photo/ Released)
U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher Hall, the commanding officer and director of The Commandant’s Own, directs the Drum and Bugle Corps during a performance at Times Square in New York during Fleet Week, May 28, 2016. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America’s sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek/Released)
Battle Color Detachment performs at Times Square
U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher Hall, the commanding officer and director of The Commandant’s Own, directs the Drum and Bugle Corps during a performance at Times Square in New York during Fleet Week, May 28, 2016. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America’s sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek/Released)
The Commandant's Own performs at the 9/11 Memorial in New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America's sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rebecca L. Floto, 2D MARDIV Combat Camera/Released)
9/11 Memorial Performance
The Commandant's Own performs at the 9/11 Memorial in New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities and teach the people of New York about America's sea services. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Rebecca L. Floto, 2D MARDIV Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher E. Hall, commanding officer and director of The Commandant’s Own, conducts the Drum and Bugle Corps at the 9/11 Memorial during Fleet Week New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines and sailors are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities, and teach the people of New York about America’s sea service. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jimmy J. Vertus Combat Camera/Released).
9/11 Memorial Performance
U.S. Marine Maj. Christopher E. Hall, commanding officer and director of The Commandant’s Own, conducts the Drum and Bugle Corps at the 9/11 Memorial during Fleet Week New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines and sailors are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities, and teach the people of New York about America’s sea service. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jimmy J. Vertus Combat Camera/Released).
Master Gunnery Sgt. Keith Martinez, drum major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, performs during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., May 31, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was Rear Adm. Valter Zappellini, Dean of Corps of Foreign Naval Attachés, Italian Navy, and the hosting official was Brigadier Gen. Michael S. Groen, director of Intelligence, J-2. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Sunset Parade | May 31, 2016
Master Gunnery Sgt. Keith Martinez, drum major, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, performs during the Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., May 31, 2016. The guest of honor for the parade was Rear Adm. Valter Zappellini, Dean of Corps of Foreign Naval Attachés, Italian Navy, and the hosting official was Brigadier Gen. Michael S. Groen, director of Intelligence, J-2. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
The Commandant's Own performs at the 9/11 Memorial during Fleet Week New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines and sailors are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities, and teach the people of New York about America’s sea service. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jimmy J. Vertus Combat Camera/Released).
9/11 Memorial Performance
The Commandant's Own performs at the 9/11 Memorial during Fleet Week New York, May 29, 2016. U.S. Marines and sailors are in New York to interact with the public, demonstrate capabilities, and teach the people of New York about America’s sea service. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jimmy J. Vertus Combat Camera/Released).
"The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs as part of the Battle Color Ceremony at the Virginia Military Institute on Friday April 22nd.
Drum & Bugle Corps at VMI
"The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs as part of the Battle Color Ceremony at the Virginia Military Institute on Friday April 22nd.
"The Commandant's Own" performs for the Passage of Command between Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2015.
Commandant Passage of Command
"The Commandant's Own" performs for the Passage of Command between Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., 36th commandant of the Marine Corps, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Sept. 24, 2015.
Members of "The Commandant's Own" baritone bugle section perform during the Sunset Parade held in Arlington, Virginia at the Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras/Released)
Sunset Parade
Members of "The Commandant's Own" baritone bugle section perform during the Sunset Parade held in Arlington, Virginia at the Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras/Released)
Members of "The Commandant's Own" mellophone bugle section perform during the "Music in Motion" drill show. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kayla McTaw/Released)
Music in Motion 2015
Members of "The Commandant's Own" mellophone bugle section perform during the "Music in Motion" drill show. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kayla McTaw/Released)
Pictured from above, "The Commandant's Own" performs a concert during a Friday evening parade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
Pictured from above, "The Commandant's Own" performs a concert during a Friday evening parade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
Preparing to play "Taps" Staff Sergeant Codie Williams overlooks the ceremonial marchers from the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
Sunset Parade
Preparing to play "Taps," Staff Sergeant Codie Williams overlooks the ceremonial marchers from the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/ Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 22, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christian Varney/ Released)
An Evening Parade is held at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 22, 2015. . The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, and the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
An Evening Parade is held at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 22, 2015. . The Evening Parade summer tradition began in 1934 and features the Silent Drill Platoon, the U.S. Marine Band, and the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and two marching companies. More than 3,500 guests attend the parade every week. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell/Released)
On Friday, "The Commandant's Own" inaugurated the 11th consecutive season of performing 'Ode to Joy' with synchronized cannon fire from the Body Bearer Section from Company B at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC.  Hosted by LtGen Robert Milstead, Marine Barracks honored the president of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Ms. Bonnie Carroll with over 400 family members of fallen heroes.  It was an honor to launch this international hymn of freedom with our TAPS (www.taps.org) family.  
(Photo by:Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive IV/Released)
Final Volley
"The Commandant's Own" performs 'Ode to Joy' with synchronized cannon fire from the Body Bearer Section from Company B at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive IV/Released)
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Mission: To provide music and ceremony for the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington, DC.
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