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Baton given to John Philip Sousa by the members of the Marine Band upon his retirement in 1892. The baton has become a symbol of the Marine Band Directorate and has been traditionally passed from Director to Director in every Change of Command ceremony.
170724-M-HO616-002.JPG Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust

Jul 24, 2017
Washington, DC - Baton given to John Philip Sousa by the members of the Marine Band upon his retirement in 1892. The baton has become a symbol of the Marine Band Directorate and has been traditionally passed from Director to Director in every Change of Command ceremony.


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