RE: [WarOf1812] Brit Line
- " Now, for the band. "
J-P and others. First thanks for the recognition.
As noted we are THE Corps of Drums not the band. A frequent
misstatement, but we are definitely not the band. Although in fairness
we do march with part of the band's percussion section - the bass
As to more playing, the Corps has played ALL of the Camp & Garrison
Duties mentioned and more, and more importantly, is quite prepared to
continue to do so. We are prepared to do our duty and to earn our pay!!!
When I attended the Officers' and NCOs' school two
years ago and first heard about the role the band was taking on, it
thought: COOL! I'm the BandO for my Squadron and I LOVE martial music.
As I've learned more about how band's were employed, I've thought that
our band has been UNDER-utilized. A soldiers's clock was the band, as
we all know, and there are many times during the day that be band would
have played but doesn't seem to at our events.
Here's what I'd like to see.
Morning - one hour before breakfast (when the sun is nice and high) -
Band plays "Reveille"
As soon as possible after the gates are opened to the public - Band
plays assembly and the battalion forms up in "dress of the day" (ie
fatigues). This would be a GREAT time for our new weapons inspection
procedure. Check'em all at the start of each day for safety!
Dinner call at noon.
Forming up for and during battle(s)
Retreat and Tattoo.
Events with Sunday services could be preceeded by the "Church Call"
Yep, the band would be busy but wouldn't it be glorious!
Sorry for the long post but, well, there it is....
Royal N.F.Land Reg't
The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
THOUSANDS of square miles...
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