Age criteria: 6½ years old and above
Meeting occurrence: Thursday evenings from 19:30 PM to 21:00 PM*
*Please check the Timetable for latest schedule and any location change prior visiting
After a gap of more than 20 years, the Corps of Drums reformed in July 1997 with financial help from a Local Arts Council, and a Lottery grant which was used to refurbish instruments from the original Corps of Drums disbanded in 1979, as well as add new instruments.
The Corps now has its own Corps of Drums to lead parades throughout the year and to give the Cadets an opportunity to be introduced to music and a chance to learn to play an instrument. As an added bonus, the Corps of Drums have potential to raise additional funds for the Corps through donations made from performing at fetes, parades and other public events.
The criteria for joining the Corps of Drums is to be the minimum 6½ years of age, to show commitment, and be prepared to work hard.
We aim to provide basic tuition in the following areas:
- Care and maintenance of instruments
- How instruments work
- Basics of playing instruments
- Dress and drill
- Learning about military bands through video and CD
Parade night for the Corps of Drums is Thursday night starting at 19:15 hrs and finishing at 20:45 hrs.
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