Marching and Deportment

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association
Drum Major Contest Regulations

Issue 2 January 1989

MARCHING AND DEPORTMENT

This section shall be sub-divided into the following four subjects:

MARCHING – DEPORTMENT – FOOT DRILL – MACE DRILL

Marching

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 10 points for this subject for the following activities:

  • Movement and Control of the ‘free’ arm when marching
  • Movement and Control of the ‘mace’ arm when marching
  • Execution of the ‘walk’ when performed

Note: If the ferrule of the mace rises above the head of the head of the mace at any time during the ‘walk’ this shall be classed as a flourish and the competitor will be penalised accordingly.

Deportment

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 10 points for this subject for the following activities:

  • Erectness of body
  • Genral bearing
  • Maintenance of ‘eye-line’

Foot Drill

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 10 points for the smartness of performance of the following activities:

  • Coming to attention
  • Stepping off marching
  • About turns
  • Marking time
  • Halting
  • Standing at ease at the end of the competition

Mace Drill/Signals

The adjudicator shall allocate up to a maximum of 10 points for the smartness of performance of the following activities:

  • About turn signal
  • Mark time signal
  • Halt signal
  • Stopping the band playing