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Most bands have a long history of performing excellence. In addition to talented musicians, creative performances, and a strong sense of pride, your band has been accompanied by many outstanding Drum Majors. Some of these Drum Majors have even achieved national recognition for their performance and skill. These archives are dedicated to the men and women who have given so much to accompany an already stellar performing group.
The position of Drum Major originated in many parade marches throughout several centuries, usually when it was still a function of the ROTC on campus. The position has changed over the years from that of a focal point on the field, to a focal point from the field. In the late 1970s, the Drum Majors of many bands went from dedicated performers, to responsible for the performance. Henceforth, the Drum Majors have taken on the conducting responsibilities of the band on, and off the field. The Drum Majors are now responsible for the student leadership on-field as well. They encourage the maintenance of the sections, help the director run rehearsals, and speak as the director's representative in his absence. The position is filled at the discretion of the Director of Bands by means of a tryout and interview, thereby ensuring his fair representation.