Marches of the Canadian Armed Forces

Introduction The following is a list of the notable authorised marches for various organisations of the Canadian Armed Forces. The first march listed is the march most commonly performed for that organisation on parade; it is commonly referred to simply as that organisation’s “march” or “march past”. In addition, many organisations also have additional pieces… Read More

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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. Duration Two (2) weeks, with two (2) courses per year.… Read More

Army Reserve Musicians’ Retirement Age Increased

The retirement age for Army Reserve musicians has been increased to bring it in line with the rest of the Corps of Army Music. Soldiers and officers can now serve until the day before they turn 65 without the need for an overage extension request. Previously, they could only serve until they were 55 and… Read More

Musicians Say What…

The contraction witnessed in the numbers of personnel in modern standing armies means that army musicians, when not playing dirges for dead prime ministers, are increasingly deployed in combat roles. The occupational health department of the UKs Ministry of Defence thought that it was important to determine whether its musicians were experiencing hearing loss as… Read More