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.”
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."