Marching and Discipline
By Bas den Burger, 25 October 2011
Tenor drummers can make the difference.
We must not forget that pipe bands originated from the Scottish military tradition and out of respect for this tradition we are bound to follow some rules. Our outfits must be clean and in perfect condition. Uniform means that we must wear our outfits in the same fashion. Same height of the hoses, same direction of the flashes, shoelaces tied in the same way and so on. The marching itself must be tight. In a competition the performance starts at the line with assuming the attention position and pipes up for march. Subsequently the band marches forward into the competition circle and forms a circle. After the mark time everyone has to come to the halt as one. Finally the march off after finishing playing. To win the marching and discipline prize all the above must be observed, but what if more bands give equal performances? Then we tenor drummers can make the difference. The best presentation for tenor drumming makes your band win the prize for best marching and discipline.