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Drum Major Uses Her Baton Against Attackers

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Baton Twirlers In The News, Marching Bands, Drum Majors, Color Guards, Drum Corps

This CNN video news clip reports how a 17-year old girl near Los Angeles defended herself against 2 muggers:

She Used Her Drum Major Baton Against Attackers

It’s both appalling and sad that a teenager walking to school would face this kind of threat, but she is to be applauded for such quick thinking and strength.  She is the drum major with her high school marching band and skillfully turned her drum major military baton into a weapon.

Drum majors are different than baton twirlers, but their skills and participation in marching pageantry are certainly similar.  The type of baton that this teenager uses is referred to as a military baton.  The other type of baton that drum majors use is called a mace.

This montage displays drum majors performing with either military batons or maces.

Thanks and appreciation to ehthrough for sharing this YouTube video, and to the WDMA (World Drum Major Associaton).

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