Formation of troops.
Presentation of command and honors (Although a characteristic of a parade, Sound Off may be
incorporated here following the presentation of command and honors.)
Inspection (may be omitted for decoration, award, or retirement ceremonies).
Honors to the nation.
Remarks (when appropriate).
March in review.
A review may also include:
Decoration, awards, or individual retirement with or without retreat.
Change of command, activation, or inactivation of units with or without retreat.
Movement at Commands During Ceremonies. When the band commander and the drum major
move at the command of the adjutant or the commander of troops, the following statements apply:
If the adjutant of the commander of troops gives the command directly, the band commander and the
drum major move at this command.
If the adjutant or the commander of troops directs the commanders to give the supplementary
commands, the band commander and the drum major move at the command of the unit commander
at the immediate left of the band.
PART B SEQUENCE OF EVENTS FOR DISMOUNTED REVIEW
Formation of Troops
The drum major FORMS and ALIGNS the band on the final line 12 steps to the right of the marker
for the right flank unit.
Prior to the start of the ceremony, the band commander RECEIVES THE BAND and brings the
band to PARADE REST. The band commander then FACES ABOUT, assumes the position of
PARADE REST, and waits for the adjutant to direct "SOUND ATTENTION".
NOTE: The band may play music prior to the official start of the review. At the completion of the music, the
band commander FACES ABOUT, assumes the position of PARADE REST and waits for the adjutant to
direct "SOUND ATTENTION".
The adjutant directs "SOUND ATTENTION" while posted three steps from the left flank of the
band. The band commander assumes the position of attention, faces about, and commands the band
With the band at ATTENTION, the band commander signals INSTRUMENTS UP for the trumpet
section only. The band commander conducts Attention and then signals INSTRUMENTS DOWN.