drum major

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drum major

n.
A person who leads a marching band or drum corps, often twirling a baton.

drum major

n
(Military) the noncommissioned officer, usually of warrant officer's rank, who is appointed to command the corps of drums of a military band and who is in command of both the drums and the band when paraded together

drum′ ma`jor


n.
the leader of a marching band.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drum major - the leader of a marching band or drum corpsdrum major - the leader of a marching band or drum corps
conductor, music director, director - the person who leads a musical group
Translations

drum major

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References in classic literature ?
One was marching with an air imitative of some sublime drum major.
Sixto Gimena, guest conductor; Edna Taguibon, drumline instructor; Kim Nicholson, majorette instructor; Marius Sobrepena and Christopher Giron, drum majors.
Earlier, scores of visitors watched Royal Welsh Drum Majors march in a procession from the top of the village onto the community field, with regimental goat Billy at the head of the parade.
Dubbed the Martin Luther King Drum Majors for Service, the honorees were chosen, in part, because of the link between CDCUs and the civil rights movement, explained National Federation CEO Cliff Rosenthal.
traditionally, drum majors hurl and catch their maces as they lead a march.
And he has just returned from Germany where he received a top honour from more than 50 fellow drum majors after performing in a special drill, despite undergoing gruel l ing radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
The participants in this study were three drum majors from a major university marching band: Anthony, Sonya, and Nicole.
What will the drum majors call themselves this time, as Ammons will become FAMU's 10th president?
Type of participants: Percussion, marching band flags and drum majors.
Today, those who have marched as singular drum majors are now leading the charge as reparations makes headlines stateside and abroad.
Ulster's Field Marshall Montgomery band was the pick of the crop, claiming first place in the Grade 1 and Adult Drum Majors sections.
King's famous prophetic sermon, there is still time for us -- if we act quickly -- as individuals and as a nation to become drum majors for justice, peace and righteousness.