One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The female leader of a marching band.
- ‘I followed a mid-teen girl up my street who was pretending to be a drum majorette.’
- ‘I took piano, singing and dancing lessons, was a drum majorette, acted in plays.’
- ‘The parade included the Tokyo Pipes Band, the U.S. Army Band from Camp Zama, the Daiko Bunka University Band, the Sophia University Band with its drum majorettes and the CCE Irish dance group.’
- ‘Also, the fight scenes seem contrived and badly choreographed, with lots of pauses so that Conan can swing his sword around like a drum majorette's baton or freeze into cool action poses.’
- 1.1 A girl or woman who twirls a baton, typically with a marching band or drum corps.
- ‘AW Barnes school drum majorettes, accompanied by the West Bank brass band, kept the crowd on their feet before East London Tourism boss Craig Nancarrow outlined the city's programme for the festive season.’
- ‘It was then uphill all the way as the carnival flowed along John Street and on to Whitworth Road complemented by a top-class twirling show from the Shawforth drum majorettes.’
- ‘The Caledonian Pipe Band, Stirling High School school drum majorettes and West Bank High School steel band gave the visitors a warm welcome to the city.’
- ‘The roadshow will see an army of 40 volunteers armed with colourful banners and sporting white t-shirts driving through the city in a huge truck accompanied by drum majorettes.’
- ‘Maybe they appreciated when I went streaking during last year's Harvest Day Parade and knocked over three drum majorettes and startled the horses.’
- ‘Six horses and a team of drum majorettes led the nine-float procession, each representing a different Hindu organization.’
- ‘School bands including drum majorettes will take part in the parade that will end at Johannesburg Stadium at 9: 30 am.’
- ‘On the agenda are two jazz bands, drum majorettes from AW Barnes Primary School, Zulu dancers, a gospel group, dancers, a gymnastics display, a choir and a march past of all the teams.’
- ‘The afternoon's festivities include a street parade complete with drum majorettes and floats, a number of soccer and rugby matches and traditional African dance and bands.’
- ‘It included children's races and fancy dress, dancing demonstrations, drum majorettes, stalls, games and carpet bowls, and there was a party in the evening.’
- ‘He said: ‘We had a magnificent welcome of drum majorettes, gospel singing and Zulu dancing.’’
- ‘The day started with a fun walk for the elderly while the not-so-active were entertained by the Antic Group, a band of elderly drum majorettes.’
- ‘East London already has a reputation for slick organisation and friendliness with the drum majorettes and organisers as it has successfully hosted the event in 1991 and 1995.’
- ‘The crowd and VIPs were treated to a bright and rhythmic show including drum majorettes, traditional dances, choir singing, and a fly-past by the helicopters.’
- ‘He made time to greet each of the young drum majorettes who escorted his entourage up the hill to the clinic.’
- ‘The day's programme began with a gymnastic display by the scholars, and a performance by drum majorettes.’
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