Aboyne Games. Drum Majors performed an important regimental role in battle.Copyright, all rights reserved

 
 
A  pipe band Drum Major from The Gordon Highlanders military pipe band  at The Aboyne Highland GamesRoyal Deeside.<br />
In a military pipe band the Drum Major would be a man of outstanding military character able to control men in battle. The Drum Major was the figurehead of the regiment. In battle he instructed the drummers to play certain beats which passed messages to the rest of the troops.<br />
The Drum Major's was a very important job; if he got it wrong the battle could be lost. He carried proud regimental honours on his sash and upon his silver headed mace.<br />
In more recent years a drum major in a non military band became more of an entertainer who threw and caught his mace. <br />
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    Aboyne Aberdeenshire Scotland, United Kingdom
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A pipe band Drum Major from The Gordon Highlanders military pipe band at The Aboyne Highland GamesRoyal Deeside.
In a military pipe band the Drum Major would be a man of outstanding military character able to control men in battle. The Drum Major was the figurehead of the regiment. In battle he instructed the drummers to play certain beats which passed messages to the rest of the troops.
The Drum Major's was a very important job; if he got it wrong the battle could be lost. He...
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