Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment to Perform at Rose Bowl

The United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment will perform at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena Saturday, February 28. The Drum and Bugle Corps, made up of more than 80 Marine musicians dressed in ceremonial red and white uniforms, is known worldwide as a premier musical marching unit.

The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, known as "The Commandant's Own," combines contemporary songs and traditional marching music with uniquely choreographed drill movements in a program entitled "Music in Motion." The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps performs military and popular music for hundreds of thousands of spectators each year.

The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, a 24-man platoon, performs unique precision drill. With bayonets fixed atop their highly polished M-1 rifles, these Marines perform their intricate drill routine without verbal commands. The Silent Drill Platoon's rifle inspector highlights the performance with an unrivaled weapon handling demonstration and inspection.

The Silent Drill Platoon first performed in 1948 and received such an overwhelming response that it soon became part of the routine parades at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

The performance concludes with the Pass in Review of the United States Marine Corps Color Guard. 

The 54 streamers displayed on the Battle Color commemorate the military campaigns in which Marines have participated. They span the entire history of our nation, from the revolution to the present. Decorated with palms, oak leaf clusters and stars, they represent more than 400 hundred awards and campaigns of the United States Marines. Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., is privileged to be entrusted with the custody of this color.

This event is free and open to the public. The gates will open at 10 a.m. and the show begins at 11 a.m.; seats are on a first come first served basis.

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