Friday, January 20, 2017

AMEN!







8 comments:

Stu Tarlowe said...

And every one of those musicians is also (and first and foremost) a rifleman!

Anonymous said...

My old roommate spent six years in the Presidents Own. He got tired of having no life and became a "retread" as an ejection seat mechanic. Some people were just not meant to turn a wrench. We would put him on the turtle back of a Phantom and he'd play the harmonica for us while we worked. Still have never seen anyone play like him. -Anymouse

toadold said...

Back in ancient Japan, workers would hire a Samisen player for when they were doing rough repetitive work. Some times it would be a land owner using hired rice planters. The instrument needed to be loud so a blind player developed a large body Samisen. To this day players tend to keep their eyes closed when playing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvh1cPpryZ4

Tom said...

Each year this band marches from their home to the grave site of this march's composer and performs it on his birthday, November 6. The cemetery throws John Philip Sousa a wonderful party each year open to the public. Highly recommended.

Anonymous said...

Stu - I too used to think all Marines are riflemen, but learned it's not a requirement for the USMC Band. I've gone to a bunch of the Marine Band concerts at 8th and I, and I learned from some of the members I talked that the United States Marine Band members are the only Marines who are not required to go through boot camp and be riflemen. They are hired directly as professional musicians after rigorous auditioning and only undergo military training as to Marine dress, customs and regulations.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

jlw said...

@Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

i so hoped that you were mistaken. alas, you are correct.



http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Portals/175/Docs/Career%20Information/Career%20Info_16_UPDATED%20JULY%2021.pdf?ver=2016-07-27-115837-730

Roy Lofquist said...

One of GWB's finest moments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1d4opG2s0o

Stu Tarlowe said...

"Stu - I too used to think all Marines are riflemen, but learned it's not a requirement for the USMC Band."

Thanks, Tailgunner, although that's disappointing.

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