Locals now have the opportunity to reserve their seats for this year’s evening parades at the Marine Barracks.
— Marine Barracks DC (@MBWDC) March 2, 2016
The parades by more than 200 Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Corps Band, and Drum and Bugle Corps are scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m. every Friday from May 6 to Aug. 26. The Marines parade for about 90 minutes.
Reservations for the free seats at the parades are available online.
The Marines typically start each evening with “Ode to Joy,” “God Bless the USA” or another pick from their repertoire. The Drum and Bugle Corps will perform next, followed by the Silent Drill Platoon and the Drum and Bugle Corps again. A senior ranking officer and his or her guest also is honored at each parade.
Photo via Marine Barracks/Cpl. Chi Nguyen