Drummer celebrates promotion
A DRUMMER from Fort William is celebrating after being handed a high-ranking position.
Cadet Sergeant Jodie Standen from 1st Battalion the Highlanders ACF has been appointed the Battalion’s new Cadet Drum Major for the Battalion’s Pipes and Drums.
Battalion the Highlanders ACF is a youth organisation which provides challenging adventure, sporting and community activities aiming to inspire young people to achieve success while having fun at the same time.
Sixteen-year- old Jodie has been a member of the battalion since April 2013 and has progressed through ‘green’ training which involved shooting, first aid, field- craft and navigation and music training. She is also a cadet instructor and teaches drumming to fellow cadets.
She told the Lochaber Times: ‘I am delighted to be appointed as the new drum major of the battalion. I hope to further my leadership skills, support younger musicians develop and succeed in their careers as army cadet musicians, and I look forward to representing the battalion in forthcoming events.’