As we prepare to kick off the 2018 DCI Summer Tour with a debut performance in Clovis, CA tomorrow night, it is our great pleasure to introduce “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps as our 2018 Vanguard Tour Sponsor!

“We are so thrilled for this partnership with the USMC Drum & Bugle Corps,” said VMAPA Executive Director, Charles Frost. “Partnering with such a fine organization that really cares about our community, performers, and values is an honor.”

“The Marines of ‘The Commandants Own’ wish the very best of success to the entire Vanguard organization – in 2018 and beyond!” added USMC Drum & Bugle Corps Director and Commanding Officer, Major Chris Hall.

The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in 1934 to augment the United States Marine Band, and provides musical support to ceremonies around the nation’s capital. Over the years, this unit has gained considerable acclaim and popularity, performing for an increasing number of civilian audiences as they travel more than 50,000 miles annually, performing in excess of 400 events across the United States and around the world.

Through this exciting partnership, we look forward to strengthening the relationship between our two organizations, and shining a light on our shared values of integrity, passion, and excellence. In addition to acting as our 2018 Tour Sponsor, “The Commandant’s Own” is also the presenting sponsor of our brand-new Vanguard Blog!

Here you will find the latest photos, videos, and exciting stories from the current season. Be sure to check back frequently to enjoy the latest content from Vanguard and the USMC Drum & Bugle Corps! Plus, don’t miss your chance to see “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps at one of the following shows this summer:

June 28 – Innovations In Brass (Pittsburgh, PA)
July 7 – DCI Minnesota sponsored by the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (Minneapolis, MN)
July 29 – NightBEAT sponsored by the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps (Winston-Salem, NC)
July 30 – Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia (Salem, VA)
August 1 – Tour of Champions: Chester (Chester, PA)
August 6 – Tour of Champions: Massillon (Massillon, OH)
August 11 – DCI World Championship Finals (Indianapolis, IN)

Be sure to follow the United States Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps on Facebook by clicking here, and check out their instagram page at “USMCdrumcorps“. You can also visit them online at!