In The News: Clear Brook Grad Directs Music, Marching For Marine Corps’ Sunset Parade
A Houston-native served as the drum major for the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps during a special Tuesday Sunset Parade July 31.
Sgt. Courtney R. Lawrence, a former student at the University of Houston, led and directed the musical unit for hundreds of spectators, including the sergeant major of the Marine Corps and more than 100 other Marine sergeants major. Every week from mid-June to mid-August, Marine Barracks Washington conducts its prestigious Sunset Parades for thousands, including such notables as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Criminal Minds” actor Joe Mantegna and top leaders from all branches of military service.
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