Parris Island Marine Band

The Parris Island Marine Band was established on 28 October 1915. Musicians originally doubled as marksmanship instructors, close combat instructors and provided support for various units on the depot. Today, the Marines of the Parris Island Marine Band make up the concert band, marching/ceremonial band, brass band, brass quintet and a jazz combo. The Parris Island Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies and events. In addition to playing at approximately 40 recruit graduations each year, the band also performs concerts and parades across the United States. The band was also a 2009 and 2013 recipient of the Col. George S. Howard Citation for Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands.

For more information, visit www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/band