The band commander brings the band to PARADE REST, FACES ABOUT, and assumes PARADE
When the adjutant completes the assignment of officers and noncommissioned officers, he returns to
his post, faces the guard, and commands "POST". At this command, the band commander comes to
The adjutant commands "PREPARE FOR INSPECTION". At this time, the band commander
conducts the band in appropriate inspection music.
The adjutant inspects the guard.
NOTE: The band is not inspected during a formal guard mount ceremony.
When the adjutant has completed the inspection and has taken his position, the band commander
CUTS OFF the band and CHANGES POSTS with the drum major.
If there are two platoons of guards, the band commander waits until both officers have taken their
respective positions before cutting off the band and changing posts with the drum major.
10. Sound Off.
The adjutant, from his position 35 steps in front of and facing the guard, commands "GUARD,
ATTENTION; PARADE, REST; SOUND OFF".
At the command "SOUND OFF", the band begins the Sound Off sequence.
11. March in Review.
After the Sound Off, the adjutant comes to Attention and commands "GUARD, ATTENTION", and
The band commander and drum major SALUTE.
The adjutant faces about, salutes, and reports, "SIR, THE GUARD IS FORMED".
The new officer of the day returns the salute and directs the adjutant to "MARCH THE GUARD IN
REVIEW, SIR" (Ma'am).
The adjutant faces about and commands "ORDER, ARMS" and "RIGHT, FACE".
On the command of execution "FACE", the band executes a RIGHT FACE. It moves to the starting
position for the march in review.
The adjutant takes his position three steps in front of the commander of the guard who is the leader
of the first platoon.
The adjutant commands "RIGHT SHOULDER, ARMS" and "FORWARD, MARCH". The band
steps off playing.
As the band marches past the reviewing officer (new officer of the day), the band commander and
drum major SALUTE as described for a review.