The Drum Corps Heritage Society

The Drum Corps Heritage Society Originally founded as the Drum Corps Heritage Project (DCHP), now the Drum Corps Heritage Society (DCHS) is the most comprehensive thematic repository of materials related to the history of the North American drum and bugle corps.

Founded as The Drum Corps Heritage Project (DCHP), the newly incorporated Drum Corps Heritage Society is the most comprehensive thematic repository of materials related to the history of the North American drum and bugle corps. The mission of the DCHS is to collect, preserve and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in an effort to

Founded as The Drum Corps Heritage Project (DCHP), the newly incorporated Drum Corps Heritage Society is the most comprehensive thematic repository of materials related to the history of the North American drum and bugle corps. The mission of the DCHS is to collect, preserve and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in an effort to

Operating as usual

The Mike Beasley Collection arrived today. Mike marched in the 1991 Santa Clara Vanguard (“Miss Saigon” production), and...
10/07/2021

The Mike Beasley Collection arrived today. Mike marched in the 1991 Santa Clara Vanguard (“Miss Saigon” production), and donated parts of his uniform, along with various buttons, patches, and programs he had collected over the years (many from the 1991 tour). I have known Mike since 1994, when I pledged Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and we have talked drum corps ever since. Brother Mike, thanks for your friendship and support. OAS AAS LLS.

09/12/2021

1979 Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps

09/12/2021

1979 Garfield Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

The new Drum Corps Heritage Society office is coming together nicely. Here is the audio-video collection.
09/06/2021

The new Drum Corps Heritage Society office is coming together nicely. Here is the audio-video collection.

The new Drum Corps Heritage Society office is coming together nicely. Here is the audio-video collection.

08/29/2021

1979 Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps

08/22/2021

1979 Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps

From the Peter Hoeffner Collection: a Getzen piston-rotor baritone bugle.
08/21/2021

From the Peter Hoeffner Collection: a Getzen piston-rotor baritone bugle.

From the Peter Hoeffner Collection: a Getzen piston-rotor baritone bugle.

Now that the Drum Corps Heritage Society has relocated to its new permanent location in Maryland, it is time to get the ...
08/07/2021

Now that the Drum Corps Heritage Society has relocated to its new permanent location in Maryland, it is time to get the office and collection organized for further development. If you have a collection, please let me know.

07/28/2021

1979 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps

07/25/2021

The 1979 Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps

07/19/2021

1979 Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

The Philip Dahl Collection arrived today: a piston-rotor baritone Getzen bugle. Great addition to our growing bugle coll...
07/10/2021

The Philip Dahl Collection arrived today: a piston-rotor baritone Getzen bugle. Great addition to our growing bugle collection.

06/16/2021

1979 Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps

The Edward Menuey Collection arrived today. A great addition to the collection.
04/23/2021

The Edward Menuey Collection arrived today. A great addition to the collection.

The Edward Menuey Collection arrived today. A great addition to the collection.

A 3rd installment of the Jack Fox Collection arrived today: a Westshoremen blouse.
04/02/2021

A 3rd installment of the Jack Fox Collection arrived today: a Westshoremen blouse.

A 3rd installment of the Jack Fox Collection arrived today: a Westshoremen blouse.

04/01/2021

1979 Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps

The latest installment of the Jack Fox Collection: a piston-rotor baritone bugle.
03/27/2021

The latest installment of the Jack Fox Collection: a piston-rotor baritone bugle.

A small addition to the Rob Rasner Collection: a set of ticket stubs from 1989, including the Blue Devils home show and ...
03/16/2021

A small addition to the Rob Rasner Collection: a set of ticket stubs from 1989, including the Blue Devils home show and DCI Championships.

03/14/2021
1979 Freelancers in Allentown

It was brought to our attention that the long-time drum caption head and arranger for the Freelancers, Don Silva, passed away yesterday from COVID-19. Here is a video of the 1979 Capital Freelancers performing in Allentown. RIP Don Silva.

03/12/2021
The History of the Troopers (Excerpt)

The History of the Troopers. In this excerpt you will hear interview clips with Jim Jones, and the complete performance from the corps' first victory at the 1965 World Open.

I am working to digitize all of the audio reels from the Jim Fox Collection. But, for now, at least you can get a glimpse into the material on the reels.

Enjoy!!!

03/12/2021

Audio of the 1970 Hawthorne Caballeros. From the Jack Fox Collection.

From the Jack Fox Collection: audio of the 1968 Skyliners, Troopers, and Kingsmen.
03/12/2021

From the Jack Fox Collection: audio of the 1968 Skyliners, Troopers, and Kingsmen.

The Jack Fox Collection: 12 audio reels, featuring drum corps shows taped from the late 60s through the early 70s. Cabal...
03/12/2021

The Jack Fox Collection: 12 audio reels, featuring drum corps shows taped from the late 60s through the early 70s. Caballeros, Westshoremen, Reilly Raiders, Skyliners,Troopers, among others. Great addition to the collection.

Today, we received the Bob Hunter Collection: various items from the St Andrews Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, includin...
02/16/2021

Today, we received the Bob Hunter Collection: various items from the St Andrews Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, including a 1979 original hat, alumni uniform, and various T-shirts.

From the Maiola Collection, a few more photos of the Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, scanned from prints.
02/10/2021

From the Maiola Collection, a few more photos of the Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps, scanned from prints.

The Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps.
02/10/2021

The Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps.

The Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps.

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We have NEWS ABOUT THE N. Y. SKYLINERS' 75th Anniversary Banquet. It is being held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 ! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Go to our Banquet Website for Information, buying tickets, and Hotel Information: http://sky75.mellolisa.com/banquet HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 75th TOGETHER!
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15 Year Anniversary of the Drum Corps Shop CD and Music Store of Naples, Florida Over 400 Drum Corps CD's that make wonderful gifts . If we don't have something listed and you want it, just ask. We have over 11,000 drum corps recordings from the 1940's to 2019. We have dvds too , just ask. [email protected] or call or text at 978-998-1363 To find your drum corps CD and to take a look at all the different CD's CLICK HERE >>>>>> https://www.ebay.com/usr/drumcorpscdandmusicstore God Bless our military and soldiers and veterans. Bobby Pero, US Army Veteran and son of WW2 US Army veteran Nappy Pero
15 Year Anniversary of the Drum Corps Shop CD and Music Store of Naples, Florida Over 400 Drum Corps CD's that make wonderful gifts . If we don't have something listed and you want it, just ask. We have over 11,000 drum corps recordings from the 1940's to 2019. We have dvds too , just ask. [email protected] or call or text at 978-998-1363 To find your drum corps CD and to take a look at all the different CD's CLICK HERE >>>>>> https://www.ebay.com/usr/drumcorpscdandmusicstore God Bless our military and soldiers and veterans. Bobby Pero, US Army Veteran and son of WW2 US Army veteran Nappy Pero
I came across this photo today in an old publication. I thought someone might recognize themselves. Golden Statesmen San Diego 1969
From the Thompsonville Press (Enfield, CT)... June 11, 1925 The Father Mathew Cadet Drum Corps Motto: “Better than the best... let’s go”!
Greetings everyone..old former high school guard instructor here...have always appreciated and admired the guard work of this era...have a question that maybe someone can answer...does anyone know which guard or guards first incorporated tosses into their shows for the season and what year it was...I’ve noticed that on the videos I have watched so far that the rifle lines are doing tosses but not the silks...anyone know who and when first incorporated tosses for the silks? Many thanks!!!
Frank Ferraro was the Original brass arranger for the Reading Buccaneers. Please take a moment to sign this petition to name the Wilson high school auditorium the “Frank Ferraro Auditorium”
From the late 50s in western NY. was with this group several years.Great time.
You can pull anything you want/need from our group in Ontario, Canada.... pwf https://www.facebook.com/groups/2355489721