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This elite Marine Corps unit of musicians are the last of their kind in the military

What you should know about the only drum corps in the military.
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Once upon a time, there were over 60 drum and bugle corps in the U.S. military, a distinct style of marching ensemble that performs a field show with brass and percussion musicians. In the twenty-first century, there is only one: “The Commandant’s Own,” the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.

You see them at events. They play at your functions. But do you really know anything about the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps?

Never fear; we’re here to give you the crash course on “The Commandant’s Own.” And what better day to take a peek into the world of the Marine Drum Corps than on their very own holiday, National Marching Arts Day (March 4th)!

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