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Rosemead High School to Host Marine Drum and Bugle Corps

by Anne Donofrio


“The Commandant’s Own,” The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, will present its 80th anniversary Music in Motion drill program Sunday, March 9 at 3 pm at the Rosemead High School stadium.  This presentation is part of the Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony, which includes the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Color Guard from historic Marine Barracks, Washington, DC.
The smash hit, You Can’t Stop the Beat, from the award winning Broadway show Hairspray opens this year’s program followed by a percussion feature from the golden age of ragtime, Xylophonia.  Next is an original work composed by drum corps director Major Brian Dix in celebration of this ensembles 80-year musical voyage. Based on the theme America, the first half of the program closes with Birth of a Drum Corps.
A medley from Elmer Bernstein’s iconic motion picture soundtrack, The Magnificent Seven, opens the second half followed by Brian Setzer’s big band treatment from his 1980’s pop hit Rock This Town.  Closing this year’s program is the National March of the United States, John Phillip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.
“Rosemead High School is honored to be hosting this performance,” said Principal Dr. Brian Bristol.  “We hope you will join us.”
The performance is free to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis and seating is limited. Please contact Rosemead High School at 626-286-3141 for more information.

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