“Friendship Day” was an annual event during which the local civilians were allowed to come on base in Iwakuni, Japan. Once the gates were opened to the public, the band paraded through the streets of the base. After the parade, a portion of the band played a big band / pop band concert near some hangars where jets were on display.

Trumpet playing Marines, left to right: Steve Standerford, James Broderick

Broderick

Standerford

Iwakuni Friendship Day