LESSON DESCRIPTION: In this lesson you will learn the sequence of events and the band
commander's movements for conducting review ceremonies.
After completing this lesson you will be able to identify the sequence of
events and the movements of the band commander at review ceremonies.
Given the information in this lesson.
You will identify the sequence of events and the band commander's movements at
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As band commander, you must be able to perform the movements and commands necessary to lead a band in
a review ceremony. This lesson describes the band commander's actions and those of the band during the
sequence of events for each type of review ceremony.
Music performed at military ceremonies supports the overall objectives of the event by reinforcing the
common spirit that exists between soldiers and helping to forge a strong regard for the honor and achievement
of the unit. The music helps build enthusiasm, maintain motivation, and increase devotion to duty.
Appropriate ceremonial music includes official music (national anthems, honors for dignitaries, etc.),
marches, patriotic selections, and organizational songs. When a ceremony is conducted for a foreign official
or dignitary entitled to honors, equivalent honors (salutes) are rendered in the manner prescribed in AR 600-
25. The six types of military ceremonies are reviews, parades, honor guards, honor cordons, funerals, and
formal guard mounts, and are rendered as prescribed in FM 22-5.
NOTE: Words in UPPER CASE indicate commands or actions of the band commander, the drum major, or
the band. Words in "UPPER CASE" with quotation marks (") indicate actions, commands, or directives
given by the commander of troops, the adjutant, or unit commander other than the band commander. Words
underlined indicate the titles of music.
PART A THE REVIEW CEREMONY
The Review Ceremony.
A review is a military ceremony conducted to:
Honor a visiting higher commander, official, or dignitary.
Present decorations, awards, honors, or recognize members of a command.
Permit a higher commander, official, or dignitary to observe the state of training of a command.
NOTE: Review ceremonies can be dismounted or mounted. Dismounted reviews are conducted without
vehicles; mounted reviews are conducted with vehicles.
A review consists of the following sequence of events: