Welcome to the penultimate Marching Orders blog of 2021. Here's a run-down of what's been happening in the Marching Division at British Drum Co. over the past month.
ROYAL MARINES KEEP THE BEAT GOING!
The Royal Marines took delivery of their new bass drums along with a tenor drum to make the drum altar at this year’s BBC Festival of Remembrance. You can watch the video of their Corps of Drums display here. We’ve also had Regimental Series snares and bass drums head off to the Household Cavalry but more about them at a later date.
Later on in the month we had a visit from some of the cadets and adult instructors from TS Brilliant who came for a tour of BDC HQ and to pick up their drums. They have decided to go for a mixture of RS1 & RS1C drums to help keep the sound the same whilst allowing the younger members to take part in their engagements.
We have a new website which now features the new finishes for the drum set world but if you keep watching you may see a couple of new finishes appear in our Axial Series ;-)
CHILDREN IN NEED
I’m sure most of you will have seen the recent success of Owain Wyn Evans' 24 hr Drumathon for Children in Need. At the time of writing this blog the total has just passed £3.6m which is an incredible record-breaking amount for an individual fundraiser. There was plenty of BDC drum set artists on hand to give Owain morale support throughout the event, even the Royal Marines Corps of Drums came down from Scotland and with help from Pudsey managed to cheer Owain on to the 24-hour mark.
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Until next time…. Stay Safe