Changing Posts, Left Turn, Right Turn, Alternate Left Turn, Alternate Right Turn, Reversible Countermarch,
Nonreversible Countermarch, Guide Around and Half Turns, and Changing Music.
PART A - CHANGING POSTS
BAND COMMANDER AT THE RIGHT OF THE BAND
The band commander and drum major take the following actions to exchange positions when the drum major
is in front of the band. The band commander gives the command. (Figure 3-1)
ON THE PREPARATORY COMMAND (CHANGE POST)
Execute a Half-Left Face.
(alternate) no movement
Bring the mace to Carry. Execute a FACING MOVEMENT in the direction of the band's fright
ON THE COMMAND OF EXECUTION (MARCH)
March directly to the present position of the drum major. Halt and execute a Half-Right Face.
(You may wait and perform your final facing movement to coincide with the Drum Major's final
(Alternate) STEP OFF with a HALF-LEFT TURN. MARCH directly to the present position of
the drum major. HALT and do a HALF-RIGHT FACE. You may wait and do your final facing
movement to coincide with the drum major's final facing movement.
MARCH forward until you are two steps past the band's right flank. Execute a RIGHT TURN and
MARCH until you are aligned with the front rank. HALT and execute an ABOUT FACE.