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Holly Leech   
Commandant Office Manager

P:  (540) 464-7313
F: (540) 464-7748
OC: 540-464-7293 (OB 135)
Evening/Night OC:–540-464-7962 (OB 123) or 540-464-7285  (NB 496)
Guard Room:  540-464-7294 (Jackson Arch)

Commandant's Office
Virginia Military Institute
Jackson Arch, Barracks
Lexington, VA 24450

Herald Trumpets and Drummers

Listen: Band Star Spangled Banner

Listen: Band Doxology

The Herald Trumpets were founded in 1976 and march in the Regimental Band for special occasions, in addition to performing at prestigious locations. Recently the unit performed at the Homestead and Greenbriar resorts and Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., and last year the group performed in New York City, at the public library.

With magnificent fanfares and patriotic music the Herald Trumpets add a splash of color and pageantry to the Regimental Band. Comprised of seven Cadets, the Herald Trumpets can be spotted leading the Corps on march down before Saturday football games including solo performances of the National Anthem and the VMI Spirit before and after VMI home games, respectively.

The VMI Drummers perform each day to march the Corps to chow hall formations. This drum and bugle corps style drumline consists of 7 snares, 2 quads, 4 tonal basses, 2 sets of bells and cymbals. The VMI drum line is led by Cadet Nicholas Dreybus '15 and writes its own cadences. The drum line also performs a Corps-styled drum feature at halftime shows and other events. The line is essential to the mission of the band.