Nov 1, 2013

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. William Niepert, left, the staff noncommissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Sub-Station Newport News, Recruiting Station Richmond, and a native of Mulberry Grove, Ill., presents trophies to representatives of the Pasquotank County High School Panthers Marching Band, from Elizabeth City, N.C., at the Kempsville Classic Band Review, Oct. 19, 2013. Thirteen high school marching bands competed in the event, showcasing their musical and marching talents in field shows with varied themes and were judged by music educators in showmanship, musicality, marching and more. The Marine recruiters took time to congratulate every band on their outstanding performances and educate them on the musical opportunities in the Marine Corps’ Musician Enlistment Option Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant/Released)

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