drum major


Definition of drum major

: the leader of a marching band

Examples of drum major in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With virtual learning, their son missed out on the senior year traditions of high school and being a drum major. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 22 Dec. 2020 As drum major, Knight arranged the intricate ensemble choreography and music — Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, a little Crime Mob to represent for ATL. Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, 5 Nov. 2020 The high-stepping drum major tosses his baton high into the air and makes a behind-the-back, between-the-legs catch. Richard Chin, Star Tribune, 19 Oct. 2020 Junior drum major Aida Ewnetou admitted to missing the band physically being together — even during the sweaty practices in 100-degree weather. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2020 He was raised in the city, was a drum major at Richardson High School and his parents still live only two blocks from Berkner. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2020 Then Danesh-Pajou and Max Bohn, the drum major, met last week with Pilling; an associate athletic director, Bob Steitz; and the executive director for student engagement, Josh Lucas. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2019 In addition to its 260 musicians, performances by the HMB include drum major Michael Janssen, Golden Girl Kylene Spanbauer, and members of the award-winning Iowa Dance Team. Javier Elias, Houston Chronicle, 9 Sep. 2019 From the costumes to the drum majors to her manicure, every single detail of the show was a reminder that Bey does everything with intention. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of drum major

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Drum major.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drum%20major. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of drum major

: the leader of a marching band

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Kids Definition of drum major

: the marching leader of a band or drum corps


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