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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

G is for Guards - Band Majors (Drum Majors? Pipe...)

Wanting to be clear of the facts before posting I thought it would be a good idea to get my head round the difference between Band Majors, Drum Majors and Pipe Majors...

...almost the first result on Google was a handbook for pipe band drum majors! That is; a Drum-Major in a pipe-band, so I gave up...someone with more sense than me might explain it to us, in the meantime I'm guessing they're all Drum Majors? Oh and they're not majors they're Sergeant Majors!

Left to right; Lone*Star (re-issue); Sacul - from hollow cast; Charbens, soft plastic, Charbens, hard plastic.


Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Pipe Majors are easy, they are the senior piper in a pipe band, a sgt major and iir usually outrank the drum major with his twirly baton.

Can't help with the band major, perhaps it is a senior musician or perhaps a modern term used in marching bands without a drum major?

Maverick Collecting said...

Thanks Ross

I knew someone would have a better idea than me! In the Infantry we had Drum Majors, and while it made sense to have a Pipe Major in a Pipe Band, what the hell should you have with Pipes & Drums? You're answer says both! And the 'Band Major' might be a 'civi' thing?