The 100th Regiment ‘s Corps of Drums is looking for talented individuals who are passionate about music, have an interest in history, and seeking a unique challenge.
To interpret the role of an early 19th-century British drummer, fifer or bugler by 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to visitors; participating in historical dramatizations and parades in a period uniform; and conducting research of historical documents relating to music.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 Drum Major, Section Leaders are responsible for the performance standard of their section, organizing and leading sectional rehearsals, assisting the Drum Major in realising interpretive directions, and giving feedback and performance indications to members of their section.
Section leaders also play solo passages in the repertoire, sit on the selection committee during auditions, and prepare suitable audition material for auditions and casual assessments relevant to the section.
Section Leader 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 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.
These are volunteer positions.