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Drum Major

Drum Major

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Key information


To train NCOs to carry out the duties of a Military Band Drum Major.

Course Details

  • Ability to command a playing band in executing ceremonial movements on parade
  • Exact knowledge of Royal Marines Drum Major’s drills and signals
  • Exact knowledge of office routines, including JPA and other Company
  • Sergeant Major responsibilities

Students must provide their own Drum Major staff and best ceremonial uniform. N.B. * The exact location of the course will be dependent on RMBS Commitments and classroom availability.


  • Have a good knowledge of music
  • Have high standards of deportment and bearing
  • Be selected for promotion (Corporal or above)

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