Corps of Drums Society

The Corps of Drums Society

For the preservation and promotion of Drum, Fife and Bugle Music

Lord Mayors Show Music

Flute and Bugle Marches 2023

Music for the LMS 2023 will be published here in due course

Notices and Events

Corps of Drums Society AGM

The AGM will be held online via Teams on Sunday 8th January at 16:00.

All members are encouraged to attend.

The link will be set by the Treasurer on the 11th December, please contact him if you would like to attend but haven’t received the invite email.

Corps of Drums Society Muster

next muster TBA

Lord Mayors Show 

Date 11 November 2023

Lord Mayors Show Rehearsal 

The Rehearsal for the LMS 2023 will be confirmed as soon as possible

NOTE: – Anyone wishing to attend either of the 2 events above please email the

Drummers Call

Our annual magazine edited by Simon Towe features

  • Articles about both current and historical events
  • Photos and illustrations
  • Member’s News
  • Correspondence on many facets of Drums music and life.
If you have an article you would like to see in the next issue, please email Simon at 



About Us

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:

  •  Annual 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 and posted on Facebook
  • Photo archives
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