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Marine corps brings national pride to CHS

Sam Freeman

Sam Freeman

On March 14, Carlsbad High was honored to have the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Marching Band along with the USMC Silent Drill Platoon perform on our new field. The unforgettable performance showcased the talent and unity of our country. The stadium was filled with students, teachers and Carlsbad residents during the mid-morning assembly.

Carlsbad was chosen out of many California high schools to experience this performance. The students present felt so special for witnessing the beautiful music and precise motion of guns that they gave the band a standing ovation. The music in which the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Marching Band’s played included the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “The Star Spangle Banner.”

The Silent Drill Platoon marched and hurled guns into the air while making their own kind of clicking musical beat. A few performers served years in the arm forces before joining the USMC Silent Drill Platoon team. Commander of the Silent Drill Platoon, Brian Wilson, shared he was awarded a purple heart and was proud to sport it while performing.

“There is nothing else,” Wilson said.  “Being a Marie is the only thing I wanted to be.”

Although the two groups preformed together, they also perform separately. The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Marching Band and the USMC Silent Drill Platoon have a posted schedule on mbw.usmc.mil.

Overall, the students showed a great deal of respect and interest during the performance

“It was incredible as a former military man. It was nice to see the warm reception we got from our students. They were attentive and respectful and seemed to like the show,” ASB administrator TR said.

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2 Responses to “Marine corps brings national pride to CHS”

  1. Grant Perdue on April 14th, 2011 11:07 am

    I went to this assembly! It was really cool
    Nice article


  2. Jeremy Pierce on April 15th, 2011 9:37 am

    this was a good artical thanks for writing it


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