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Ceremonial band

The Ceremonial Band is the cornerstone of the 1st Marine Division Band. It combines precision drill movements with inspiring music to showcase our proud military heritage. No Marine Corps ceremony would be complete without this traditional musical element. The First Marine Division Ceremonial Band has traveled throughout the United States supporting community events, military ceremonies and parades. They have appeared at such notable events as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, as the State Funeral for President Gerald Ford, the 97th and 99th Anniversaries of the Battle of Belleau Wood in France and the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Whether performing for the President of the United States, foreign dignitaries, or local military commands and various communities throughout the United States, the First Marine Division Band represents the very best of Marine Corps music and is the “Pride of the Division”.


Wind ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is regarded as one of the finest military ensembles in the United States today. At full strength, this 50 to 70 man concert band performs traditional marches, overtures, instrumental solos, classical transcriptions, and patriotic favorites. The Wind Ensemble performs regularly throughout Southern California, including annual appearances at the California Center for Arts in Escondido, but has also traveled across and outside the continental United States. Highlight performances include the annual Fleet Week Celebration in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and the WWI Annual Remembrance Ceremony in Belleau Wood, France.



The Brass Quintet can provide music for solemn occasions such as memorial services and other Military ceremonial events. They have also performed and given master classes at various high school music programs in support of the Marine Corps recruiting effort. Their repertoire includes Jazz and Broadway musicals, Bach and Beethoven, and John Philip Sousa. This diversity enables the Brass Quintet to perform for military ceremonies, chamber music concerts, or small official functions. Whatever the case, the Brass Quintet will add an air of dignity to any occasion.