What is the Drum Drill Major Course?

Aim of the Course

To teach standard foot and mace drill and ceremonial foot and mace drill.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Senior non commissioned officers.
  • IELTS Level 5.
  • Some experience of drill.
  • Must be a member of a Regimental Band or Corps of Drums.


Two (2) weeks, with two (2) courses per year.


School of Infantry Catterick.

Outline of Course

  • All aspects of foot and mace drill.
  • All aspects of ceremonial drill.
  • Responsibilities of a senior Drum Major on parade.
  • Practical work with military musicians.

Candidates must have undergone a minimum of one week’s drill training in their own unit before commencing this course. Students should arrive with medical certificate from their doctor to state they are medically fit to undertake an arduous course.

Qualifications Gained



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