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.
At one point, the group of drum majors
was called the Eight Wonders.
Type of participants: Instrumental, percussion, marching band, drum majors
and color guards.
It's a kind of drum major
instinct -- a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade, a desire to be first.
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 row was sparked by Drum Major
Sandy Whillans and Pipe Major Alistair Currie, who said they were frustrated by the band's unwillingness to try out new musical styles and enter competitions.
When Monroe High School drum major
Jonathan Ramirez gives the cue this New Year's Day, the 300 young musicians who make up Los Angeles Unified's All-District Honor Band will leave a piece of their hearts and souls on the Tournament of Roses parade route.
For percussionists, drum majors
and flag carriers, admission to the band comes only through an audition.