Align yourself on the drum major's mace and the person in front of you.
Check the file's alignment. If necessary, correct it by telling the persons not aligned to move. Say:
"SECOND (or THIRD...) PERSON, LEFT (or RIGHT)." After the file is aligned, return the
mace to LEFT CARRY.
Do a LEFT FACE, MARCH two 30-inch steps FORWARD, and HALT. Do a RIGHT FACE.
Repeat the alignment procedure for each file. After the last file is aligned, do a LEFT FACE.
MARCH two steps and HALT. Do a RIGHT FACE. Command, DRESS RIGHT, DRESS.
MARCH forward to a position on line with the first rank, HALT, and do a RIGHT FACE.
If you are in the right flank file, continue to face forward.
If you are not in the right flank file, TURN your head and eyes to the right. Do this when the drum
major commands, DRESS RIGHT, DRESS. ALIGN yourself on the drum major and the person to
Check the rank's alignment. If necessary, correct it by telling the persons not aligned to move. Say:
"FIRST (or SECOND...) PERSON FORWARD (or BACK)." After the rank is dressed, do a
MARCH two steps and do a RIGHT FACE. Repeat this procedure to align each rank. After the
last rank is aligned, do a RIGHT FACE.
MARCH to a point four steps past the first rank, HALT, and do a LEFT FACE. Command,
At the command FRONT, turn your head and eyes forward.
Return to your position (Figure 2-1). Face away from the band and wait for the band commander to
You may give the band PARADE REST. Call the band to ATTENTION as the band commander
Move to a point four steps in front of the drum major. HALT and FACE the drum major.
SALUTE the band commander and report, "SIR (or MA'AM) THE BAND IS FORMED."