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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.