The Corps of Drums Society
For the preservation and promotion of Drum, Fife and Bugle Music
Flute and Bugle Marches 2019
- The Adjudant
- Children’s Love
- Legs Eleven
- Retreat Marches
- Mud Cabin
- Bugle Bells
- Mechanised Infantry
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Our magazine edited by Geoff Fairfax MBE features
- Articles about both current and historical events
- Photos and illustrations
- Member’s News
- Correspondence on many facets of Drums music and life.
The Corps of Drums Society was founded in London in 1977, with the primary aim of preserving and promoting drum and fife/flute and bugle music based on the traditions of the British Army.
Corps of Drums are still included within the establishment of the English and Welsh infantry battalions (the Scots and Irish have the Pipes and Drums), but their survival depends on the retention of the skills and knowledge needed to train new drummers and flute players, and Buglers in the Light Division.
The Society has made a significant contribution to the establishment of a system of formal training, which should enable this very longstanding tradition of Corps of Drums to continue. In addition to its involvement with the Army, the membership of the Society includes civilian and cadet Corps, who base their music on the military traditions, we also have many individual members.
The Society maintains a list of active Corps of Drums with the aim of putting prospective players and instructors in touch with their nearest group who can use their skills or provide training.
To get access to special content including:
- Monthly Drummers Call magazine (pdf, hard copy and back copies)
- Free sheet music with QR codes to linked recorded music
- Early access to Society events, rehearsals and plans
- Monthly newsletter by email
- Photo archives