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About Band Corps

Band Corps 
 

The Role of the Band Corps is to provide martial music for ceremonial functions and popular music for the entertainment of the Force.





MUSIC DIRECTORS

The following are the Directors of Music that presided over the unit to date.

Ex Major Claude Sonny Ault         1972 to 1985

Ex Major Elson Briggs                   1987 to 1991

Captain Robert Burns                    2006 to date

COMMANDING OFFICERS

Lt Col C V Bowen                           1985 to 1987

Major Frank Bisphan                     1991 to 1992

OFFICER COMMANDING

Capt R. Burns                                 1992 to 2000

Lt S Gansham                                1986 to 1987

Lt Glenn                                            2004

Lt R Baljeet                                      2004 to Date

SERGEANT MAJORS

Ex Sgt Fenton Haynes                   1970 to 1980

Ex W O2 Sydney David                  1980 to 1984

Ex WO1 Brendon Brown               1987 to 1990

Ex WO1 Joseph Ward                   1990 to 2000

WO1 Lance Bourne                       2000 to 2003

WO2 Winston Williams                 2003 to Date

DRUM MAJORS

Ex Sgt Fenton Haynes                   1970 to 1980

Ex W O2 Sydney David                  1980 to 1984

WO1 Lance Bourne                       1994 to 2003

W/SSgt Aleen Compbelle             2004 to Date


The Band Corps is a close knitted Unit with a high level of discipline. The success of the Bands depend on the members in it. No one man can play the whole Band so full commitment and cooperation is always needed from all its members. The Bands of the GDF have always impressed the public with its varying displays of drum line and marches on parades.