Alumni Drum Corps

Traditional drum corps, the 1940's - 1970's style drum corps are alive and well in the form of "Alumni" drum corps. "Alumni" is a bit of a misnomer, suggesting that current members marched with the corps "back in the day'. In some cases this is true, but equally often many current members of alumni corps marched with drum corps who have disappeared to history. There are a number of permutations in these groups, from full size marching corps to small groups that perform in other venues. Regardless of the corps or the style, it is still drum corps.This website is devoted to these corps and represents an effort to provide information about the corps along with links, schedules and anything pertinent to these corps.

There's a great deal to add to this site, but we need your help. Please send us information about your corps. We'll gladly post stories, pictures, videos -- anything to promote your corps and to spread the word about alumni drum corps. Our email address is listed below.

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Links to Alumni Corps Websites
Archer Epler Musketeers
Belvedere Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps
Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights
Blue Eagles Alumni
Boston Crusaders
Bracken Cavaliers
The Bridgemen
Brooklyn United
Chicago Royal Airs
Connecticut Alumni
The Defenders
De La Salle Oakland Crusaders Alumni
Emmaus Sentinels
Florida Brass
Fulton Gauchos
Golden Eagles
Great Lakes Drum Corps Alumni
Hanover Lancers
Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni
Holy Name Garfield Cadets Alumni
Holy Name Cadets Alumni
Lambertville Volunteers
Legends of Drum Corps
Les Diplomates
Marty's Goldenaires
Mass Brass
Melrose Blackhawks
Midlanders Alumni Corps
Mighty St. Joes's
Niagara Memorial Militaires
OLPH Ridgemen
Park City Pride
Prime Time Brass
Reading Buccaneers Alumni
Reilly Raiders
Romeo Cadets
Sacramento Freelancers
Scout House Alumni
Selden Cadets
St. Kevin Emerald Knights
St Raphaels Golden Buccaneers
St. Rita's Brassmen
Skyliners Alumni
Steel City Ambassadors
Swing House
Toronto Optimists
United Alumni Senior Corps
Vagabonds (South Jersey)
Westchester Brassmen
The Westshoremen
Yankee Rebels

Drum Corps Videos

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"Back in the Day"
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"Behind the Scenes"
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Small Drum Corps
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Credit Where Credit is Due: Without a doubt the best drum corps viewing on Youtube is found at the site of Broadcasting for Drum Corps, or BFDCTV. Consistantly the best online. A round of applause for a job well done. BFDC

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Alumni Drum Corps Calendar

If you know of a drum corps event, please let us know so we can add it to the calendar.
If you attend one of these events, we'd love to publish your review, photos or videos.
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** Note: While alumni drum corps and DCA corps are not the same, we are opting to include some DCA shows on the calendar.
Alumni corps often perform exhibitions at DCA shows

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March 21: Bugler's Hall of Fame,The Metro Regional, co-sponsored with The Skyliner Alumni VFW Post 4591, 513 Veterans Place, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Start Time 1 PM

March 28: Bugler's Hall of Fame, The Boston Regional, co-sponsored with Crusaders Senior Drem & Bugle Corps. IBEW Hall Local 103,256 Freeport Street, Boston, MA 02122 Start Time 1 PM


April 11: Profiles in Music, sponsored by the Hanover Lancers,Red Lion High School at 200 Horace Mann Avenue in Red Lion,
    PA 17356.The Lineup: Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights of NJ, Connecticut Patriots of CT, Hawthorne Caballeros of NJ,
    Lancers Alumni of PA, (the show hosts) Reilly Raiders of PA, Saints Brigade of NY, U.S. Naval Academy of MD,
    the Westshoremen of PA.Showtime 6PM.

April 11: Bugler's Hall of Fame, The Buffalo Regional, co-sponsored with The Ghost Riders American Legion Sikore Post 1322,
    950 Payne Avenue North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Start Time 1 PM

April 12: Bugler's Hall of Fame, The Springfield Regional, co-sponsored with The Melha Shriners 133 Longhill Street
    Springfield, MA Start Time 1 PM

April 25: The Buglers Hall of Fame, 9th Annual North American Championship, co-sponsored with Dynasty and Kanstul.
    Holiday Inn 1070 Main Street Bridgeport, CT Start Time: TBD


May 1-3: GAS Reunion, Double Tree Hotel, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

May 9: Evening with the Corps, Sponsored by Hawthorne Muchachos Foundation, State Theater,15 livingston Ave,
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901 The Lineup: Bridgemen Alumni, Bayonne NJ; Caballeros, Hawthorne NJ;
    Caballeros Alumni, Hawthorne NJ; Fusion Corps, Morris County NJ; Golden Knights, Newark NJ;
    Saints Brigade, Port Chester NY


June 5-7: Wildwood NJ Elks Convention and Parade.

Drum Corps Related Websites

There are a number of drum corps related websites that offer good information in their speciaty areas. Here are some:

Historical Drum Corps Publications. Remember Drum Corps News? NanciD has posted virtually all the old issues online. It's great to read the old stories about your corps from "Back in the Day".

Diceman Radio 24/7 Internet radio -- all drum corps, all the time!

Preserve Our Drum Corps Memories Glen Weber has just about any drum corps recording ever made available on CD's with great service and quality and super prices.

Corpsreps The definitive source for corps historical information. Scores, repertoires, it's all here.

Buglers Hall of Fame

Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame

New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame

Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame

Drum Corps Associates (DCA)

Small Drum Corps Association (SDCA)

Drum Corps Planet

Drum Corps World

Great Alliance of Seniors (GAS)

Remember These?


Anyone who was around drum corps "back in the day" remembers Fleetwood Records. While there were others recording drum corps, such as Stetson B. Richmond, Fleetwood was the king of drum corps recordings. Fortunately for us, they are all still available, although on CD rather than vinyl. You can obtain your favorites at quite reasonable prices not only from Glen Weber listed above, but also directly from Fleetwood (yeah, they are still around). Their website is Fleetwood Records. By the way, the old vinyl copies are probably collector's items today.

This site is owned and operated by Bill Lewis,
member Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights Alumni Corps.

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