Corps of Drums Society

Newsletter August 2012

Please note below the details of our new Meeting venue – to take effect for the 8 September meeting .  There is a reminder also that by the 31 August you will need to have supplied the information I need for the Lord Mayors Show

New venue for meetings

For the 8 September onwards, we will be meeting at the following venue:

The West London Free School

Cambridge Grove


London W6 0LB

The school is a few minutes walk from both Ravenscourt Park and Hammersmith underground stations. The area is also well served with bus routes.

For those arriving by car, coming from the M25, exit at Junction 15 and take the M4 east towards Hammersmith; this becomes the A4;  at Hammersmith flyover, exit onto Hammersmith Bridge Road, then left onto Caroline Street,  then left onto King Street, then right onto Studland Road,  right onto Glenthorne Road;    then left onto Cambridge Grove.

For this meeting, you can park in the school playground.

Please have a mobile phone with you on the day; if you need to contact us to assist with directions    phone Peter Nightingale on 07961815710

Lord Mayor’s Show 2012

In the June 2012 Newsletter, I asked for details of who is intending to parade with the Society this year.  Thank you to those who have replied.

For those who have not yet done so, please supply the following: individuals need to let me know they will be parading; Corps need to notify me of how many of their members are expecting to parade.

Vehicle passes will be available for Corps minibuses and for private cars where their use is unavoidable.  Please apply for vehicle passes by 31 August – you will need to let me know the registration number and vehicle type for each one being used.  Please do not expect to obtain a vehicle pass if you have not requested it from me by 31 August.

Individuals and Corps leaders, please notify me if you require any vegetarian lunches. Please refer to the Newsletter of June 2012 for further details on the Lord Mayor’s Show.

Low Pitch Bb flutes Wanted      

Tony Ball is looking for Low Pitch Bb flutes for a one-off reunion performance at a festival in 2013 of the 98th Leicester (Belgrave) Fife and Drum Band.  If you are able to lend or donate a flute to Tony (broken ones are acceptable as he will repair and return), please contact him on

Side Drum for Sale

David Golder has the following item for sale: Side Drum as new, unemblazoned and still in original box, of the same pattern as those purchased for the HACCODA some years ago.  If you are interested, please contact David direct on

Membership subscription

If you have not yet paid your 2012 Society subscription, you will be missing out on the next issue of Drummers Call.  The Society still accepts cheques and cash.

Drum Instructor

Mark Saunders is loooking for a Drum Instructor to help with training his younger drummers . His Corps is based in Sandhurst and practises on a Monday evening. It need not be a weekly commitment – a monthly basis could be possible. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact Mark on