Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and more to perform March 19

features@beaufortgazette.comMarch 12, 2014 

The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs during Battle Color Detachment ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Yuma, Ariz., March 2, 2012.


The Marine Corps' Silent Drill Platoon, Drum and Bugle Corps and Color Guard will perform at 11 a.m. March 19 on Parris Island's parade deck.

The platoon, corps and color guard comprise the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment, a ceremonial unity from Marine Barracks Washington.

The highly skilled unit travels worldwide to demonstrate the discipline and professionalism of the Marine Corps. The 24-member Silent Drill Platoon performs and intricate drill routine without verbal commands. The Drum and Bugle Corps combines contemporary songs and traditional marching music with choreographed drill movements. The Color Guard carries the official Battle Colors of the Marine Corps, which includes 54 streams and silver bands to commemorate the military campaigns Marines have participated in.

The performance is free and open to the public. A valid driver's license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration are required to drive on the depot. Visitors are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes early.

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