People attending the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville were treated Saturday afternoon to a most unusual sound: silence.
During a performance by the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, 24 Marines executed a series of precise drill movements, spinning and tossing their hand-polished M1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets in an exhibition that "exemplifies the pride and professionalism" the Marines are known for, according to a news release.
The Centre College football stadium was about 80 percent full for the performance, which lasted about 15 minutes.
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