Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A drum corps Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to you.  In the spirit of A drum corps 4th of July, I take advantage of my unique position as the only doomer blogger to write about drum and bugle corps to put my own spin on a patriotic holiday.

Up first is the "The Commandant's Own" performance at the 2014 DCI Finals.

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, known as "The Commandant's Own," opened DCI Finals night.
The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps wasn't done.  Rise and remain standing for "The Star Spangled Bannner."

DCI Finals Night National Anthem performed by "The Commandant's Own" United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.
Play ball!

The Marines do not have the only drum and bugle corps among the armed services, just the most famous.  Follow over the fold for performances from corps from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard.

First, the Army's drum and bugle corps, West Point Hellcats at the 2012 DCI World Championships.

Drum Corps International experienced the honor and privilege of hosting the West Point Band's Hellcats of the United States Military Academy when they performed in conjunction with the 2012 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis.
The last three units are the cadet drum corps of the service academies, beginning with the US Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 30 SEPT 2011.

Performance at Inter-Service Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, 30 SEPT 2011, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at Annapolis MD.
At the same competition is the unit of the host school, US Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 30 SEPT 2011.

The final unit I'm presenting, although the first performing at that competition is US Coast Guard Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 30 SEPT 2011.

With that, all the armed services are represented.  Once again, happy Veterans Day!

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