AWC Hosts Free Performance of the USMC Battle Color Detachment

Yuma, AZ (February 1, 2018)-The United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment is partnering with Arizona Western College, to bring an exciting presentation to Yuma. Together they will host and present a FREE performance at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium located at Gila Ridge High School on Thursday, March 8th at 7pm (gates open at 6pm).

The USMC Battle Color Detachment (BCD) is based out of historic Marine Barracks Washington, DC and is comprised of the US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, and the Official US Marine Corps Color Guard. The BCD acts as the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Ceremonial Maneuver Element and showcases the pride, precision and esprit de corps of the Marines to audiences around the world.

The Battle Color Ceremony is roughly fifty minutes long and features the 'Music in

Motion' drill program by the Drum & Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill program by the Drill team, a presentation of the National Colors, and a Military pass-in-review in front of a Reviewing Official. These Marines appear in hundreds of ceremonies annually across the country and abroad.

Parking for the event will be available in the Gila Ridge High School lots. There will be a shuttle transporting guests who need assistance to the bleachers from the parking lot area. For more information, please call (928) 317-7605 or (928) 317-7641.


Effie Rosenblum
Military Services Coordinator
Arizona Western College
(928) 317-7641

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