When the unit commander to the immediate left of the band commands "ORDER, ARMS", the band
commander and the drum major TERMINATE THEIR SALUTES. Bandmembers execute
INSTRUMENTS DOWN in cadence on the command "ORDER, ARMS".
At the command of "PARADE RESET" from the unit commander at the immediate left of the band,
the band commander, drum major, and bandmembers assume the position of PARADE REST.
12. Ceremony. Ceremonies such as changes of command, activations or inactivations, awards, decorations,
or retirements may take place at this time.
Remarks. After the commander of troops and his staff have assumed the position of parade rest, the
reviewing officer, the host, the host commander, or the distinguished guest may address the command.
14. Honored Persons and Colors Post. If colors and honored persons were brought forward they would post
Upon completion of the remarks, the commander of troops brings his staff to attention, faces about,
and directs "BRING YOUR UNITS TO ATTENTION".
Unit commanders face about, and command "COMPANY (BATTALION), ATTENTION", and
then face about. The band comes to ATTENTION at the command of the unit commander at the
immediate left of the band.
The commander of troops faces about and commands "DETACHMENT POST, MARCH". On the
command "POST", the following occurs simultaneously: the band commander signals
INSTRUMENTS UP; the Colors reverse and halt; awardees and/or retirees execute a right face;
guidon bearers and/or company commanders execute an about face.
On the command "MARCH", the band begins to play a march, and colors and awardees step off.
When all elements have returned to their positions, the band commander CUTS FF the band and
signals INSTRUMENTS DOWN.
The band remains at the position of attention. The band commander and drum major CHANGE
POSTS in preparation for the march in review sequence.
NOTE: In some instances, the detachment is posted prior to the remarks. The units are brought to attention
before the colors are moved and returned to parade rest when the colors are back in their original
preparation for the march in review.
15. March in Review.
The commander of troops faces the reviewing officer, who directs "PASS IN REVIEW". The
commander of troops faces about and directs "PASS IN REVIEW".
The drum major commands RIGHT, FACE and FORWARD, MARCH. The band is marched to a
position that enables it to move straight forward onto the line of march without turning.
The drum major then commands BAND, HALT; LEFT, FACE; and signals INSTRUMENTS UP.
NOTE: The band may do the LEFT, FACE and INSTRUMENTS UP automatically in cadence.
When the band is ready to STEP OFF playing, the unit commander at the immediate left of the band
commands "RIGHT TURN (the drum major echoes this command with the supplement
FORWARD), MARCH", loud enough for the band to hear.