2nd Marine Division Band
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2nd Marine Division
Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Belleau Wood

The 2nd Marine Division Band marches out to conclude the 2024 Belleau Wood Ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, France, May...

02

Month of the Military Child

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) Band perform in front of students during a static display held at Swansboro Elementary School in...

03

Mardi Gras

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Aden Taylor-Hardin, a musician with the 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) Band, performs a solo during the Krewe of Orpheus Parade...

04

Infantry Immersion Training

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ethan Dotson, a Midland, Michigan native and french horn instrumentalist with the 2d Marine Division Band, posts security at...

05

Holiday Concert

U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Pellon, a Miami, Florida native and the conductor of the 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) Jazz Band,...

06

Navy-Marine Corps Week

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tavian Antoine a Coral Springs, Florida native and a drummer with the 2d Marine Division Band conducts an interview at the...

07

Community Outreach

U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Pellon a Miami, Florida native and a conductor with the 2d Marine Division Band conducts an interview...

08

Showcasing Marine Music

U.S. Marine Corps LCpl Ashley Wright, a Beaufort, South Carolina native and clarinet player with the 2d Marine Division Band conducts an interview at...

09

Navy-Marine Corps Week

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Britt Camren, a Dover, Delaware native and musician with the 2d Marine Division Band sings during a high school football game...

10

UNC Pembroke

U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert Brooks, a musician with the 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) Band, gives a command to the Marines during a halftime...

 

Marine musicians perform a wide variety of military and civic events such as ceremonies, parades, festivals, public concerts, educational outreach, and professional sporting events. Music support utilizes a variety of ensemble configurations to include wind ensemble, ceremonial band, brass band, jazz combo, popular music group, brass quintet, jazz ensemble, and bugler.

Public & Civic Events

Whether a traditional concert hall, outdoor venue or parade, military band performances must be free and open to the public. Marine Bands may perform at fairs, exhibitions and similar venues with admission fees if the performance is incidental to the primary event and no additional fee is charged to hear the band perform. Additional restrictions may apply. 

Policy and Legal Restrictions
  1. U.S. Military participation does not imply endorsement of the event or the organization hosting the event. The requested information is required to evaluate the event. Please complete all sections.
     
  2. Armed Forces musical units are organized for ceremonial and traditional purposes and to support recruiting activities. However, they may be authorized to provide certain specified presentations, such as patriotic ceremonies for public programs. Armed Forces musical organizations are not permitted to provide entertainment, background, dinner, dance or other social music at public or private events in competition with the customary or regular employment of local civilian musicians. Limited resources permit only one band and/or choir to perform at an event, and the Military Services reserve the right to cancel support to requesters who have scheduled more than one such military unit.
     
  3. Department of Defense (DoD) policies require that Armed Forces participation in public events will be provided at no additional cost to the Government, which means un-programmed costs incurred solely because of participation in or support of an unplanned activity. For example, additional costs to the Government include unplanned travel and transportation, meals and lodging for military personnel away from Government mess, civilian per diem, and overtime pay. Unsolicited contributions of money, personal property, or services (e.g., gifts in kind for lodging, meals, transportation) may be accepted for the benefit of military musical units for events that align with the DoD's mission. All costs are binding after a unit, personnel, or exhibit has arrived at an event site, even though weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances force the event to be cancelled.
     
  4. Requests should be submitted to the appropriate Military Service not less than 30 days in advance of a scheduled program. Final determination will occur no earlier than 90 days in advance. Please realize that all Armed Forces units have specific military missions and training requirements. Participation in public programs will only be authorized when such support is in the best interests of the DoD and the Military Services and does not interfere with mission or training programs. In all cases, operational commitments must take priority and can cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.
Performance Request Process

Start your request for musical support by choosing the appropriate request form below. Once received, we will determine whether we can support your request. If your request is approved, a representative from the band will reach out to you for coordination. If your request is denied, you/your organization will receive an email explaining why your request is not eligible to receive support.

Military Request Form
Civilian Request Form


June 2024

North Carolina Blueberry Festival
Saturday, June 15
th @ 10:00 AM
Pender County Courthouse

100 South Wright Street
Burgaw, NC 28425


July 2024

4th of July Celebration 
Thursday, July 4th @ 3:00 PM
W.P.T. Hill Field
1402 Gibb Road
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547

Jacksonville Ospreys Baseball Game
Friday, July 5th @ 7:00 PM
Jack Amyette Park
1825 South Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Onslow Memorial Hospital Rededication 
Sunday, July 21st @ 2:00 PM
Onslow Memorial Hospital
317 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Summer Latin Fiesta 
Saturday, July 27th @ 11:30 AM
Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center
100 Recreation Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28546

The 2nd Marine Division Band provides musical support for the five major commands and 47,000 Marines for whom Camp Lejeune is home.

Known for their marching and musical excellence, the members of “The Division’s Own” are proud of their role as musical ambassadors for the Corps.

2nd Marine Division Band
2nd Marine Division
PSC Box 20088
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0088
Military Request Form
Civilian Request Form

Commercial: (910) 450-9511
DSN: 751-9511

The 2nd Marine Division Band - "The Division's Own" - was formed from elements of the 2nd, 6th, and 8th Marine Regiment Bands. They assembled for the first time in Wellington, New Zealand during World War II. Members of this band fought on Tarawa, Tinian, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Saipan. 

Since World War II, the 2nd Marine Division Band has continued its wartime missions, participating in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as military police, litter bearers, and security forces. More recently, the band deployed in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, serving as a security platoon in the Al Anbar Province, Al Assad, and Fallujah. Members of the band have also deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, serving the Division in various capacities in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 

2nd Marine Division Band Leaders

2nd Marine Division Band
Director

CWO3 Pellon reported to the 2nd Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in June 2023 and currently serves as the Director.

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2nd Marine Division Band
Enlisted Bandleader

MSgt Merville reported to the 2nd Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in August 2021 and currently serves as the Enlisted Bandleader.

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2nd Marine Division Band
Enlisted Conductor

GySgt Matt reported to the 2nd Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in July 2023 and currently serves as the Enlisted Conductor.

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2nd Marine Division Band
Drum Major

GySgt Brooks reported to the 2nd Marine Division Band, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in August 2022 and currently serves as the Drum Major.

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