City of Coventry Corps Of Drums

The City of Coventry Corps of Drums was formed in 1947 and has become one of the most famous and respected youth marching bands in the country. Appearances have taken the Corps all over the UK as well as tours overseas to Belgium, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France and Norway. In 1983 they became the first non American corps to march in the prestigious Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, USA.

The Corps consists of young men and boys aged from 8 to 21 with their uniform styled on that of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.

The Corps has had the honour and distinction of playing for all of the senior members of the Royal Family including Her Majesty the Queen.

All members of the Corps receive thorough training in all aspects of music and drill, and their repertoire includes ballads, traditional marches, classics and jazz, all performed in their own unique style and sound. The instrumentation consists of a full chromatic range of American sourced G bugles and a percussion section of drums, tuned percussion and keyboards. New musical numbers are learned during the winter months and committed to memory before being performed in arena displays, traditional marches, concerts and ceremonial fanfares.

Meets: Wednesday 7:25pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 10:25am - 12:30pm

Contact the Commanding Officer, Mr Myles Nottingham, via the web link or email address below.