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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
Parris Island Contact Information

Requesting the Parris Island Marine Band

To request the Parris Island Marine Band for a performance, visit the Request the Band page. There, you will find all the appropriate links, forms and information to request the band for an off-base event. Keep in mind that requests should be submitted at least 90 days prior to an event for the greatest chance of being accepted. Provide as much information as possible with your request.

Requesting the Parris Island Marine Color Guard

A Marine Corps color guard from Parris Island may be requested for participation for public community events, such as patriotic ceremonies, festivals and parades, within 100 miles from Parris Island.

To request a color guard, download the request form here.

E-mail the completed request form to MCRDPI_Webmaster@usmc.mil no less than 30 days before the event.

Additional Information/Guidance:

  • Participation in public events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine their eligibility per government and military regulations, as well as the availability of a color guard. Please note that participation in political, fundraising, religious, private and commercial events is typically prohibited.
  • Requests will be considered as quickly as possible. In the event that a request has not been approved or denied within 10 business days after submission, please call the Parris Island public affairs office at 843-228-3851 or 843-228-3923.
  • Please note: military operational or training commitments will take priority and may cause previously scheduled appearances to be cancelled.

Common requests

Douglas Visitors' Center: 843-228-3650

Information Hotline: 800-826-7503

Base Operator: 843-228-2111

Public Affairs Office: 843-228-2738

Webmaster email: MCRDPI_webmaster@usmc.mil (Please visit our FAQ page before asking a question that may already be answered)

Mailing Address:
Building 283, Box 19660
Parris Island, S.C., 29905

Please note this is not the mailing address for recruits. Use the following templates to send mail to recruits in training. Contact your recruit's recruiter if you do not know the platoon, company, or battalion information.

Recruit _____________
__ Co, 1st RTBN Platoon ____
Box 16145
Parris Island, SC, 29905-6145

Recruit ______________
__ Co, 2nd RTBN Platoon ____
Box 16245
Parris Island, SC, 29905-6245

Recruit _____________
__ Co, 3rd RTBN Platoon ____
Box 16345
Parris Island, SC, 29905-6345

Recruit _____________
__ Co, 4th RTBN Platoon ____
Box 16445
Parris Island, SC, 29905-6445

Recruit ____________
__ Co, Supt Bn Platoon ____
Box 15001
Parris Island, SC, 29905-5001