North Wessex Corps of Drums

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The Corps of Drums.
Southern Jacobites.
The Corps of Drums.
Southern Jacobites.

The Band was formed in 2008 as a result of two ex Brigade of Guards Drummers, both living in North Wiltshire, meeting through membership of the Guards Division Corps of Drums Association.


Stuart Sutton and John Ireland were both concerned that there are few such bands left in existence especially in the South of England and that it would be a very useful discipline to give young people in this area and a marvellous opportunity for them to learn to play a musical instrument and  perform in a marching Band.


Unfortunately having lost nearly all the Flute section the Band was unable to continue as a Fifes & Drums. Help came in the form of  The Southern Jacobites Pipe Band based out of Ludgershal who had no drummers but plenty of Pipers. Consequently an arrangement was made whereby the Drummers moved over to the Pipes and Drums.


Membership is open to anyone.  No matter where you live if you can get here, come and join us and learn to play in our band.


The Wellington Academy,




Tuesday Evenings from 7.30pm

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.


We are now a part of the

Southern Jacobites Pipe Band

The Mini Band taking part in Calne Carnival in June 2012


The full band consists of 16 Pipers supported by a Drum Section of 8


If you wish to hire the Band or even 1 Piper for a function then please contact The Pipe Major, John MacDonald