EDMONTON FIREFIGHTERS PIPES & DRUMS, DRUM MAJOR ADAMS AND DRUM SGT. SIEBENGA ARE IN REGINA, SASK @ RCMP DEPOT.
We are excited to announce that our Drum Major. Mike Adams and Drum Sgt. Jorgen Siebenga are in Regina, Sask this week at the RCMP depot participating in the RCMP Drum Major course. The knowledge and experience these 2 fine men will back will be priceless for our band. Our band was invited to attend this course by Drum Major. Jared Redekopp of the RCMP K-Division Band.
The Picture of the mace is our very own. Designed with our Cap badge and our moto, Tradition, Honour, Pride written in Gaelic. It also has Edmonton Firefighters written across the brim. We have 2 of these, and Mike and Jorgen are using them as part of the course!
The overall course will consist of the following:
The RCMP Drum Major’s Course is an intensive adult learning 6 day course primarily designed
for existing or beginner Drum Majors in Pipe Bands (we have trained brass / reed band Drum
Majors – i.e. CAF Ceremonial Guard). The ratio of high quality instructors to candidates has
previously been a key ingredient for success with successful final graduation. Daily feedback is
provided to all, and extra mentoring is available outside the daily syllabus. Candidate to
instructor ratio is usually 3 to 1 and these instructors are highly invested as they track and assist
individually in candidate success. Success is measured in the daily progress reports available to
candidates as well as in the final graduation parade which the candidate will lead with a Pipe
Band. The goal of this course is to produce a “Working Drummie”, which describes more than
impeccable drill, dress, and deportment of the Drum Major on parade. The curriculum includes
mace and hand signals, flourishing, leadership principles, instructional techniques, music theory,
teamwork, and administrative management principles. Proper working uniforms of the day and
maces, as per home band, are required to be worn and are inspected daily.
Good luck Gentlemen!!!!!