OK, thought this would be the best place to ask. I don't know much about bandsmen ranks apart from the existence of Drum Major and Pipe Major- that's it for me. Sod's law, i get the task of ordering a rank slide for a future drum major. As i've never seen the rank insignia before, i don't really know what i'm designing to be made. I know that it's four stripes pointing upwards (a la american style) but i've seen a crown above them claiming to be drum major, a drum above and a crown and a drum. Instinct tells me that Crown and drum is senior to just drum or just crown. But that is irrelevant. What i need to know is what i put on top for a Drum Major being promoted from Sergeant- drum or crown? And if it matters it's for a Cheshire Regiment badged cadet unit. And caould somebody please explain the difference between the crown and drum and show me other bandsmens ranks, possibly with a picture(s)??