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drum corps

noun
1.
a band, especially a marching band, of drum players usually under the direction of a drum major.
Origin of drum corps
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65
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  • The drum corps of the 2d New York was engaged as one of the star attractions.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • Pete Boyle was the largest boy of the drum corps and he was a born swell.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • In fancy he saw the village fife and drum corps marching past.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
  • Or maybe it was the Legion fife and drum corps having a night practice.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • Bob-white and ruffed grouse are the fife and drum corps of the woods.

  • At ten o'clock, with the drum corps, I sought the regiment to take off any of our wounded we could find.

    Campfire and Battlefield

    Rossiter Johnson
  • They were all full grown men while our drum corps was made up of boys all under eighteen years of age.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • This forenoon all the bands and drum corps of the division were ordered to report to division headquarters, which we did.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • But that drum corps had seen the last of their smallest member, and he of them, for many a day.

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