a band, especially a marching band, of drum players usually under the direction of a drum major.
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How to use drum corps in a sentence
They marched through the streets of downtown New York to the synchronized beats of the Continental drum corps that followed.
All of his comrades had gone to see Captain Doughty's Company on parade with the fife-and-drum corps.A Portrait of Old George Town | Grace Dunlop Ecker
Whereupon the lively young French general ordered his fife and drum corps to strike up "Yankee Doodle."Hero Stories from American History | Albert F. Blaisdell
To avoid the drum-corps, he had to spend part of his time going away from it.Life's Minor Collisions | Frances Warner
The drum-corps behind him was as terrifying as the band in front.Life's Minor Collisions | Frances Warner
It required no fife and drum corps, no Fourth of July procession, to set me tingling with patriotism.The Promised Land | Mary Antin