March in review
NOTE: When retreat is part of a parade, honors to the nation follows immediately after retreat.
Brigade Parade. A brigade parade is the same as a battalion parade with the following changes:
The brigade commander replaces the battalion commander.
The brigade replaces battalion in the description of events.
The band executes a sound off by marching in front of the line of battalion commanders.
PART B SEQUENCE OF EVENTS FOR CEREMONIAL PARADES
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, command, 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.
Formation of Troops. The formation of troops is the same as in a review. The band forms on the final
Immediately following the march to move the troops to the final line, the band commander and drum
major CHANGE POSTS.
When the battalion is at Parade Rest, the adjutant directs "SOUND OFF".
After the adjutant directs "SOUND OFF", the drum major signals INSTRUMENTS UP. The drum
major commands SOUND OFF and conducts the Sound Off Chords (tonic, dominant seventh, tonic).
After playing the sound off chords, the band STEPS OFF playing a march. The drum major signals
a LEFT TURN to march the band in front of the line of unit commanders for a battalion parade, or in
front of the line of battalion commanders for a brigade parade. The route of march for the sound off
in a parade is as follows: (Figure 5-1)