The Band of the Royal Marines And The Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards

The Band of the Royal Marines And The Pipes, Drums, and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards


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THE ROYAL MARINES
The development of music in the Royal Marines is inextricably linked with the evolution of British military bands. Lively airs and the beat of the drum enabled columns of marching men to keep a regular step.

The drum was the normal method of giving signals on the battlefield or in camp. As long ago as the days of Drake and Hawkins the drummer's rhythm would advertise the changing watches or beat the men to quarters.

Without doubt, groups of musicians existed in the Service before this, but . . .

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