"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 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.
Corporal Ramiro De Leon performs "Taps" on the Marine Corps birthday at Arlington National Cemetery. (US Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
Taps
Corporal Ramiro De Leon performs "Taps" on the Marine Corps birthday at Arlington National Cemetery. (US Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
"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)
Staff Sergeant Codie Williams leads "The Commandant's Own" as drum major during Sergeant Major James E. Booker's retirement ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
Sergeant Major James E. Booker Retirement
Staff Sergeant Codie Williams leads "The Commandant's Own" as drum major during Sergeant Major James E. Booker's retirement ceremony. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Oscar L. Olive/Released)
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles (left), Drum Major of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, leads the parade staff at the retirement ceremony of Sergeant Major James E. Booker. Master Sergeant Keith Martinez (right), assistant drum major,  served as adjutant for the ceremony.
Sergeant Major James E. Booker Retirement
Master Gunnery Sergeant Kevin Buckles (left), Drum Major of the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, leads the parade staff at the retirement ceremony of Sergeant Major James E. Booker. Master Sergeant Keith Martinez (right), Assistant Drum Major, served as adjutant for the ceremony.
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 and Bugle Corps performs as part of a joint ceremony with the Fort Henry Guard located at Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
Fort Henry Joint Ceremony
The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs as part of a joint ceremony with the Fort Henry Guard located at Fort Henry, Kingston, Ontario. This visit marked the anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement, which was signed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister King to bind the two nations in the joint defense of North America. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Skye Davis/Released)
The "Field Crew" element of the The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps consists of 36 Marines. Highlighted by the thunderous sounds of the traditional rope tension drums, their contribution of the musical entertainment is always a crowd favorite.
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
The "Field Crew" element of the The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps consists of 36 Marines. Highlighted by the thunderous sounds of the traditional rope tension drums, their contribution of the musical entertainment is always a crowd favorite. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Quiles/Released)
U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the evening parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., May 26, 2015.Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “uncommon valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras/Released)
Sunset Parade
U.S. Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the evening parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., May 26, 2015.Since September 1956, marching and musical units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., have been paying tribute to those whose “uncommon valor was a common virtue” by presenting sunset parades in the shadow of the 32-foot high figures of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras/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)
Ceremonial Bugler, Staff Sergeant Codie Williams, performs Taps in conclusion to the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
Ceremonial Bugler, Staff Sergeant Codie Williams, performs Taps in conclusion to the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 12. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/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)
Soprano buglers with the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform "Rooftop Fanfare" during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 29, 2015.
Marine Barracks Washington Friday Evening Parade
Soprano buglers with the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform "Rooftop Fanfare" during the evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., May 29, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alejandro Sierras/Released)
“The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks, Oct. 29, 2014. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Gray took over responsibilities from Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness as the Barracks sergeant major.
Marine Barracks welcomes new Sergeant Major
“The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks, Oct. 29, 2014. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Gray took over responsibilities from Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness as the Barracks sergeant major.
“The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks, Oct. 29, 2014. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Gray took over responsibilities from Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness as the Barracks sergeant major.
Marine Barracks welcomes new Sergeant Major
“The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps performs at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Barracks, Oct. 29, 2014. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Gray took over responsibilities from Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness as the Barracks sergeant major.
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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