After passing the reviewing officer, the drum major signals three LEFT TURNS in succession and
HALTS the band centered on and facing the reviewing officer.
The first rank should be at least 12 steps from the left flank of the marching troops as in a review.
After the guard leaves the parade ground, the drum major CUTS OFF the music and the drum
section goes into a cadence. The drum major CUTS OFF the cadence and the drum section goes into
a rim tap.
m. The band marches off the field.
PART D FUNERALS
NOTE: The word chapel includes the church, home, or other place where services are held, exclusive of the
graveside service. The word casket includes the receptacle containing the cremated remains of the deceased.
12. Types of Military Funerals.
The first type of funeral is with chapel service. The chapel service is followed by the march to the
grave or place of local disposition with the prescribed escort.
The second type of funeral is a graveside service only.
When "PRESENT ARMS" is given at a military funeral for a person entitled to honors, the band
plays the prescribed number of Ruffles and Flourishes followed by the march appropriate to the
grade of the deceased. This is not done when arms are presented at the close of the benediction at a
When honors are rendered, they are played at a tempo which preserves the solemn dignity of the
14. Music Selection.
The music selected for the procession from the chapel to the graveside should be well adapted
melodically, harmonically, and rhythmically for marching.
The cadence of the march is approximately 100 beats per minute and should reflect the solemnity of
the ceremony.at a cadence of 100 steps per minute and should reflect the solemnity of the ceremony.
15. Special Preparation of the Band.
Drum shells should be covered completely with black crepe.
Snare drums should be muffled.
Cymbals should not be used during ceremonial funeral music.
All movements of the mace should be executed in a precise and dignified manner without flash or
The drum major does not perform the mace swing while the band is marching or playing.
PART E FUNERAL WITH CHAPEL SERVICE