The Pacemakers Drum and Bugle Corps is formed from members of the 13th Bromley Boys' Brigade and the 1st St. Mary Cray Girls' Brigade. One of the Founder Members of Drum Corps United Kingdom and long time members of the British Youth Band Association. The Corps aims to educate young people in the skills of music, marching and dance and are based at the Temple United Reformed Church in St. Mary Cray, Kent.
The Band is an integral part of the Boys' Brigade's and Girls Brigades program within the youth work of the Temple United Reformed Church in St Mary Cray and neighbouring areas. It seeks to unite children and young people from the age of 10, who are members of the Brigades, to participate in an activity which promotes the objectives of "Discipline, Obedience and Self-respect", which form part of the Boys' Brigade Object. In addition it promotes the Girls' Brigade's Law, which encourages "Loyalty, Honesty, Kindness and Helpfulness". The Band achieves these aims by teaching members to attain musical skills; a level of discipline, self-control and commitment and willingness to work as a team.
Such skills not only equip members for adult life, but also create a strong link with the Church whether they ultimately become members or not. As part of these aims, the Band practices and competes in various marching band championships each year and does endeavour to undertake activities nationally and within the local community, this in turn more widely promotes the Brigades' and the Temple Church. In the World we live in today such activities are seen as an essential way of guiding young people to understand the concepts of Christian living and way of life. The Band as a separate identity would only meet part of these needs, as described above, but being part of the Brigades' work within the Church it is seen as an important part of that process.