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. Over hill, over dale
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.
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)
Daily Bugle Calls
06:30 Mess call
08:00 Sick call
09:00 Assembly or Guard detail
12:00 Mess call
16:15 Recall (from Fatigue)
17:00 Retreat and Roll call
21:00 Tatoo - Roll call and Taps (extinguish lights)