Given the information in this lesson.
You will be able to identify the sequence of events and the band's movements for
guards, honor cordons, formal guard mounts, and funerals.
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In addition to review ceremonies, you as band commander must also be able to perform n honor guards,
honor cordons, guard mounts, and funerals. This lesson describes the band commander's actions and those of
the band in the various sequences of events for each of these ceremonies.
PART A - HONOR GUARDS
Honor guards.Honor guards are used to render personal honors to military or civilian persons of high
rank or position upon their arrival at, or their departure from, a military command. Honor guards are not
a substitute for those ceremonies appropriate in a review or parade.
Formation of Troops and Reception of Honoree.
The band forms on the line of troops twelve steps to the right of the guard of honor.
At the approach of the person to be honored, the honor guard commander commands "HONOR
GUARD, ATTENTION". The band comes to ATTENTION.
The honoree takes the position twenty steps in front of and facing the honor guard commander. The
honor guard commander faces about and commands "PRESENT, ARMS". When the honor guard
commander faces about, the band commander faces the band.
When the honor guard commander commands "PRESENT, ARMS", the band commander signals
INSTRUMENTS UP. The drum major SALUTES.
At the honor guard commander's salute, the band commander conducts the appropriate number of
Ruffles and Flourishes, followed by the General's March, the Flag Officer's March, or other music as
prescribed by AR 600-25.
After ending the music, the band commander FACES ABOUT and SALUTES. Instruments remain
in the playing position.
On the command "ORDER, ARMS", the band commander and drum major TERMINATE THEIR
SALUTES. Band members execute INSTRUMENTS DOWN in cadence with the command