Master Gunnery Sgt. Kevin D. Buckles, senior enlisted advisor of Marine Barracks Washington and the drum major for the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, renders a salute to the audience in between performances during the annual Battle Colors ceremony at Camp Pendleton's 11 Area Parade Deck, March 9. (Photo by Pfc. Trevon S. Peracca)
17 February 2014 --
MARINE BARRACKS, Washington, DC -- "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps will premier its 80th anniversary Music in Motion drill program this coming March in Yuma, Arizona. This presentation is part of the Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony, which includes the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Color Guard from historic Marine Barracks, Washington, DC.
The smash hit You Can’t Stop the Beat from the award winning Broadway show “Hairspray” opens this years program followed by a percussion feature from the 'golden age of ragtime,' Xylophonia. Next is an original work composed by drum corps Director, Major Brian Dix in celebration of this ensembles 80 year musical voyage. Based on the theme ‘America,’ the first half of the programcloses with Birth of a Drum Corps.
A medley from Elmer Bernstein’s iconic motion picture soundtrack The Magnificent Seven opens the second half followed by Brian Setzer's big band treatment from his 1980’s pop hit Rock This Town. Closing this year’s program is The National March of the United States, John Phillip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Music in Motion 2014 will be performed throughout the Battle Color Detachment Tour this Spring, Marine Corps Sunset Parades at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington VA this summer, along with events concerts and ceremonies throughout the year.