As the host and honoree march forward and halt in front of the honor guard commander, the band
commander faces the band and signals INSTRUMENTS UP.
When the honor guard commander salutes the honoree, the band commander begins conducting
appropriate inspection music.
NOTE: The music used for inspection should be carefully selected. Usually a march is played, but some
commanders prefer other types of music. Since there is likely to be considerable discussion between the host
and the honoree, the band commander should maintain a moderate level of volume.
After starting the inspection music, the band commander FACES ABOUT.
The inspection begins at the right front of the band. The band commander does not salute but
remains facing the front.
After the last member of the reviewing party has passed the left flank of the band, the band
commander FACES ABOUT and resumes conducting the inspection music.
After passing in front of the troops, the inspecting party continues along the rear of the troops.
As the reviewing party nears the left flank of the band, the band commander directs the band to play
softly. The band continues to play softly as the reviewing party halts at the right of the band.
When the reviewing party steps off, the band commander FACES ABOUT.
After the reviewing party has passed the front of the band, the band commander FACES ABOUT
(toward the band) and continues conducting the inspection music.
The band commander directs the band to return to its normal volume level.
The band continues to play until all members of the reviewing party have returned to their original
Honors to the Nation.
When the honor guard commander commands "PRESENT, ARMS", the band commander signals
INSTRUMENTS UP. The drum major SALUTES.
As the honor guard commander salutes, the band plays honors to the nation (or nations).
If the honoree is a foreign dignitary, the band plays the national anthem of his country first, followed
by an approximate three-second drum roll, followed by the National Anthem. Upon the completion
of the music, the band commander FACES ABOUT and SALUTES. Instruments remain n the
On the command "ORDER, ARMS", the band commander and drum major TERMINATE THEIR
SALUTES. Instruments remain in the playing position.
NOTE: At this point the honor guard ceremony may include a march in review or may conclude in place. If
a march in review is included, the band executes INSTRUMENTS DOWN in cadence at the command
"ORDER ARMS". The march in review sequence then proceeds as outlined for a review ceremony. If the
honor guard ceremony concludes in place, follow the sequence as outlined in the following paragraphs.
When the honor guard commander faces about, the band commander FACES THE BAND.
The band plays one chorus of The Army Goes Rolling Along beginning at the introduction.