The City of Bundaberg Drum Corps is in need of female and mature-aged members.
The City of Bundaberg Drum Corps is in need of female and mature-aged members. Submitted

Corps needs female reinforcements

THE City of Bundaberg Drum Corps is urgently seeking female members to lead the band as Drum Majors and learn to drum with the lads.

The Corps is now down to its last 12 members, comprised of juniors and seniors.

“We've always had female Drum Majors, leading with the mace and giving commands. But at the moment we don't have any,” said Bandmaster Mike Wilson.

Mike has been with the Corps for more than 50 years and still loves the strong sound achieved by the Corps' intricate drum work and old fashioned discipline.

“We enjoy achieving a strong sound, forging friendships, travelling and entertaining people,” he said.

The Corps often marches with brass, pipe or flute accompaniments in parades across the Wide Bay area.

“Financially we cover uniforms and drums, as well as food, accommodation and travel expenses,” said recent member Tony Ravenhill.

“We also provide all training. It's a very good value for money organisation.”

The Corps urges female and mature-age locals to apply for the currently all-male Corps.

Contact Mr Ravenhill on 0419 230 896.



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