Bandmaster (Fr. chef d'harmonie; Ger. Kapellmeister; It. capobanda)
- H.G. Farmer
- and Raoul F. Camus
The master, leader or director of a band (see Band). Earlier titles included Music Master, Music Major and Leader of the Band. Bandmasters normally hold officer's rank in the armed forces; in the 18th century and the 19th they were often civilians. Army bandsmen in Britain have been formally trained as bandmasters since ...