Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks

Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks (HM1DJ7)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.111', W 122° 27.478'

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The building to the right was a band barracks, Music kept the Army marchers in step, rallied troops in battle, enhanced ceremonies and solemnized burials. Each day at the Presidio began at 6 a.m. with the boom of a cannon and a bugle sounding a rousing wake-up reveille. At 5 p.m. the cannon boomed again and the bugler sounded post retreat.

Band barracks were usually smaller and more comfortable than standard barracks. Building 106 and Building 100 were both band barracks and "bookend" the five large Montgomery Street barracks. This barracks housed 37 musicians. It was built in 1909 in the Georgian Revival Style with Tuscan columns based on plans from the Office of the Quartermaster in Washington. From 1922 to 1941, this was the home of the Regimental Band of the 30th Infantry.

Over hill, over dale
As we hit the dusty trail,
And the caissons go rolling along,
In and out, hear them shout,
Counter march and right about,
And the caissons go rolling along.

"The Caissons Go Rolling Along" World War I song(caissons are ammunition wagons)

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Daily Bugle Calls
06:00 Reveille
06:30 Mess call
07:30 Fatigue
08:00 Sick call
09:00 Assembly or Guard detail
10:00 Drill
12:00 Mess call
13:00 Drill
14:00 Fatigue
16:15 Recall (from Fatigue)
17:00 Retreat and Roll call
21:00 Tatoo - Roll call and Taps (extinguish lights)
HM NumberHM1DJ7
Placed ByGoldern Gate National Recreation Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 547717 N 4183968
Decimal Degrees37.80185000, -122.45796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.111', W 122° 27.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 6.66" N, 122° 27' 28.68" W
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Area Code(s)415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75-77 Montgomery St, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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