ARMY BANDS FORMED AT CLOSE INTERVALS
Stand centered between the flanks of the band. The distance between the drum major and the first rank is one
step less than the number of files in the band. If the band has five files, for example, the drum major stands
four steps in front of the first rank, or three steps for a four file front, and so on (Figure B-1). Do not include
the band commander's position as a file when measuring the band's width. When the band commander is
conducting the band, stand 60 inches to the right of the first rank of the band.