The U.S. Marine Band parades will continue until the end of August.
That brotherhood and the experience performing worldwide with other elite bands and orchestras is what makes the Drum and Bugle Corps so special for Williams, he said. The band recently returned from performing with the New York Philharmonic and also played at the Drum Corps International Finals. The parades will continue until the end of August.
Regardless of where it’s playing or for whom it’s playing, Williams said, every performance, for him, is the same.
“It’s a rush for me, like a legal drug. I get anxious. I get butterflies in my stomach,” he said. “It’s an unbelievable amount of excitement.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.