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Junior Corps

Based on a traditional American style marching band, the Corps is made up of four sections, the marching brass, marching percussion, front line percussion and the colourguard, who complement the music with dance. The member’s co-ordinate music and movement (drill) in a themed show under the instruction of a team of musical and creative experts.

The Junior Corps began in 2008 due to the huge interest in the Corps from younger children who lived in Kidsgrove. Many of the members are siblings of members who march with the Senior Corps and friends who have gained an interest in the activity.

The Junior Corps fielded their first full show in 2008. In 2014 the Junior Corps merged with the Senior Corps in order to enhance the skills and confidence of the youngsters. We still continue rehearsals on Tuesday evenings for younger and new members to ensure the longevity of the organisation.