Camp Pendleton will host its annual Battle Color Ceremony featuring the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Drum and Bugle Corps and the Battle Color Guard Friday, March 11.
The performance is scheduled to take place at two locations on base, the Mainside football field and the School of Infantry parade deck. The performance at Mainside will begin at 10:30 a.m., while the SOI performance will begin at 3 p.m.
The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, known as “The Commandant’s Own,” combines contemporary songs and traditional marching music with distinctive choreographed drill movements in a program entitled “Music in Motion.”
The Silent Drill Platoon, which appears in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country, will entertain the audience with intricate drill routines performed without verbal commands. The performance is highlighted by the platoon rifle inspector’s unrivaled inspection of his Marines while performing difficult rifle spins and exchanges.
Concluding this year’s ceremony will be a presentation of the national flag and the official colors of the Marine Corps, known as The Battle Colors.