The 1977 Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps performing at the DCI Prelims.
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 broaden the awareness and understanding of the drum and bugle corps, its historical roots and evolution, and its impact in the larger history and cultural fabric of North American music. The DCHS is committed to creating a facility for the permanent storage, archive and display of all historical records, physical artifacts and ephemera related to the history of the North American drum and bugle corps. To do so, we seek to build a non-circulating, special-collections library and archives of all primary- and secondary-source print materials, as well as a stationary museum with traveling multimedia gallery for exhibiting our collections of three-dimensional objects to the public. Beyond public exhibitions, we strive to broaden our educational mission through in-house scholastic programs, participation in academic and professional conferences, and interdisciplinary research, specifically The Oral History Project in which we plan to conduct “Alan Lomax-style” research centering on personal interviews, conversations and the documentation (in audio and video formats) of collective memory and oral history of past and present drum and bugle corps participants.
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