The 100th Regiment ‘s Corps of Drums is looking for a talented individual who is passionate about music, has an interest in history, and seeking a unique challenge.
To interpret the role of an early 19th-century British Drum Major by leading the Corps of Drums; playing period music on a rope-tension snare drum, fife or bugle; executing military drills and manoeuvres; providing lectures to visitors; participating in historical dramatizations and parades in a period uniform; and conducting research of historical documents relating to music.
Reporting to the Music Director, the Drum Major is responsible for managing, conducting, and overseeing the Corps of Drums. This includes ensuring a high performance standard; organizing and leading rehearsals; assisting with coaching; realising interpretive directions; and giving feedback and performance indications to members of the corps. The Drum Major sits on the selection committee during auditions, and reviews audition material and assessments.
Drum Major Requirements
At least 18 years of age; ability to play brass, woodwind or percussion instruments; able to read music; physical ability to perform 19th century British army foot drill and to meet other essential physical demands; ability to learn music and historical information within limited timeframe and interpret it to the public; ability to portray an historical character and perform the role in public.
Desirable Qualifications (considered assets)
Experience as a Drum Major; experience playing in bands and ensembles; experience in a marching band; experience as a section leader in a band; supervisory experience; ability to play snare drum, fife or bugle; experience in dealing with the public, customer service, guided tours, heritage interpretation or group animation; experience as a senior Sea, Army, or Air Cadet.
This is a volunteer position.