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.
No less than 30 days before the event, email the completed request form to PAO_MCRDPI@usmc.mil. This is NOT a general information email address. Requests for information about recruits sent to this email address will not be responded to.
- 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.
Douglas Visitors' Center: 843-228-3650
Information Hotline: 800-826-7503
Base Operator: 843-228-2111
Public Affairs Office: 843-228-2738
Webmaster email: Before you email the webmaster, read our FAQ page.
Building 283, Box 19660
Parris Island, S.C., 29905
Please note this is not the mailing address for recruits. Use the templates on the Contacting A Recruit page to send mail to recruits in training. Contact your recruit's recruiter if you do not know the platoon, company, or battalion information.