Bandsman

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1. Be a member of a band, either at school ,in your scout Group or with another organisation.

2. Understand and be able to countermarch

3. Be able to follow instructions from the bass drum for stopping and changing marches.

4. Demonstrate your proficiency in one of the following band instruments.

SIDE DRUMS

Beat in 2/4, 6/8 and 3/4 time.
Play a good roll.
Show Stick Drill when beating at the halt and on the march.

 

TENOR DRUM

Beat in 2/4 and 6/8 time.

Play 'off beats' in 2/4. 6/8 and 3/4 time.

Play a good roll.

Show a good stick drill when beating at the halt and on the march.

March more than 50 metres beating:

 1. Strict 116 paces to the minute.
 2. In slow time-65 paces to the minute.
 3. Perform routine maintenance of your instrument. 
 4. March well with drum sling and sticks carried correctly.

 

BASS DRUM

Show a good stick drill when beating at the halt and on the march with simple flourishing.

March more than 50 metres, beating:

1. Strict 116 paces to the minute.
2. In slow time-65 paces to the minute.
3. Perform routine maintenance of your instrument.
4. March well with drum sling and sticks carried correctly.