The award name comes from a reference King made at the end of a long and powerful sermon called "The Drum Major
Instinct," about the desire in the human spirit to be great without doing any great, difficult things.
Billy Jordan, a drum major
with Scottish Power Pipe Band did not attend this year - partly because of the ban.
But he has cont inued to perform as drum major
for Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band at local competitions, gala days and Highland Games.
Early in the semester, I observed the participants and made "time on task" charts, noting how the drum majors
spent their time during rehearsal.
Type of participants: Instrumental, percussion, marching band, drum majors
and color guards.
King preached his "The Drum Major
Instinct" sermon from the pulpit of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Another drum major
is James Ridgeway, author of an overheated study of "right wing hate groups" entitled Blood in the Face.
PIPE band drum major
Claire Downey has missed her chance to be a world champ because her entry form got lost in the post.
The former pipe and drum majors
walked out of the band, taking 20 disillusioned members with them, to form a new look band in a neighbouring village.
King, an extraordinary and beloved champion of civil rights and human rights, we must renew our own efforts to be effective drum majors
for peace, dram majors for justice and dram majors for righteous."
Audrey O'Neill gets an MBE for services to baton-twirling, the world of majorettes and drum majors
. And a supermum and a superdad, John and Joy Crosby of Cardiff, are awarded joint MBEs for fostering 79 babies.
There are 48 side drummers, 12 tenor drummers, 12 bass drummers, 120 pipers and 4 drum majors