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The Battle Color Ceremony MCLB

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SGT Keith Satonica, percussion leader SGT Keith Satonica, percussion leader
Matthew Sann, Silent Drill Team member Matthew Sann, Silent Drill Team member
Charles Goodson Dir. Of Marine Family Programs Charles Goodson Dir. Of Marine Family Programs
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The sounds of riffles smacking hands andhorns blaring high notes make for a great opportunity to see the Marine Corps demonstrateits precision and pride. 

"It's just a wonderful time forus to come together and watch these professionals perform for us and also forus to take a moment to exemplify the pride that we have as Americans in ourtroops," said Charles Goodson Dir. Of Marine Family Programs. 

The Battle Color detachment travelsall across the nation and Sunday they were in California giving them littletime to prepare for their show. 

"We are very tired, we were up toabout 2 am, it was a long flight about six hours straight through and then wehad about 30 minutes to get dressed and then we did the show as good as wecould," said Matthew Sann, Silent Drill Team member. 

Members of the drill team and bandagreed that the weather wasn't ideal.

"It was a little bit wet, but itwas good, it was a great crowd, couldn't ask for much better than this. I hadsome family and friends in the audience, so that really helped out theperformance," said SGT Keith Satonica, percussion leader.

"Today it seemed that the mostdifferent part as a whole because we did it in the rain and everything made ita little slippery and it was a whole new thing for half of the first yearshere," said Sann.

Members of the team practice more thansix hours a day to make this incredible show perfect.

Their next performance istomorrow at three-PM in Beaufort South Carolina.

 

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