Over the many (30-odd!) years that I've been playing, I've done a lot of marching with bands. On many (most?) of these occasions, there has been a bass drum who has indicated when the band should start/stop. Universally, double tap means stop (when you reach the next repeat/double bar/whatever).... BUT - How do you start? What is the official way for bass drum to cue a start? For years, I thought it was two sets of three crotchets (Bang bang bang rest bang bang bang rest PLAY) - but then I was told it's the pipe band intro, brass bands are different - Eh? So what's the correct way? 5 crotchets? '20th Century Fox'? 'Cos recently, every drummer's been different.... HELP!