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noun

the marching leader of a drum corps or a band.

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Origin of drum major

First recorded in 1590–1600
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drum major

noun

the noncommissioned officer, usually of warrant officer's rank, who is appointed to command the corps of drums of a military band and who is in command of both the drums and the band when paraded together
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