PART C - STREET PARADES
If the band participates as part of its parent organization, it forms behind the organization
commander and his staff.
If the band marches as a separate unit, it is the leading element of the column. If more than one band
participates, the bands should be far enough apart so that their cadences do not conflict.
The parade steps off at the command of the first troop element commander. On his command, the
drum major signals the downbeat. The band steps off playing.
If the individual reviewing the parade is entitled to honors, the drum major signals a CUT OFF so
that honors will begin as the first rank reaches the eyes right marker.
On the next accented beat after the CUT OFF, and without a signal from the drum major, the band
plays the required number of Ruffles and Flourishes. The General's March or Flag Officer's March
is not played at this time. The band commander and drum major SALUTE.
At the conclusion of the honors, and on the next accented beat, the band plays a previously
NOTE: The band plays honors during a street parade only if the band commander has been officially
informed of the requirement.
16. Turn Out of the Line of March. After passing the reviewing stand, the band may turn out of the line of
march to furnish music for the troop elements. The band returns to the line of march when the last of its
assigned troop elements has passed the reviewing stand.
The drum major signals a RIGHT (or LEFT) TURN when the last rank of the band is six steps past
the reviewing stand.
After the band clears the line of march, it Countermarches and Halts.
The band commander and drum major SALUTE when the National Color passes.
NOTE: No Ruffles and Flourishes are played at this time.
When the last troop element to which the band has been assigned has cleared the reviewing stand,
the band marches on to the line of march, executes the necessary turn, and follows the troop
Band execution of out of, and returning to, the line of march during a street parade. (Figure 5-2)