Drumcorps, or more accurately Drum and Bugle Corps (D&BC), is an activity based from the early fife and drum and bugle bands of the late 19th and early 20th century. Members of many of these were grown men. Later the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and other civic organizations created their own auxiliary youth groups or junior corps. Over time, these senior and junior groups changed their venue from marching in parades to performing precision drills for competition. In the early 1970's, faced with stringent rules imposed on the junior corps by the VFW, and an activity that was dying, several top junior D&BC's formed Drum Corps International (DCI) as an alternate sanctioning organization. DCI was almost immediately successful and allowed greater artistic freedom to the activity that has continued to this day and allowed Junior Drum and Bugle Corps to be the most successful form of this activity. Membership in a Junior Corps is restricted to those 21 and under on the last day of the DCI Final competition each year.
Drum and Bugle Corps NET
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides information, pictures, sounds, and links.
Drum Corps and More
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Dedicated to the junior corps activity. Includes links, articles, and related resources.
Drum Corps International
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Non profit organization dedicated to the junior drum corps activity. Contains corps information, links, and related articles.
Drum Corps Planet
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] An online community portal for fans and members with forums, important information relating to the activity, and related links.
Drum Corps World
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] The main newspaper of the junior corps activity. Provides scores and reviews of contests.
Santa Clara Vanguard Bass Line
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Sign up for Facebook to connect. Includes list of band members, videos and photos.
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets
[ Kids ] Program for kids seven to twelve. Includes list of upcoming events, membership and links to member's pages.
Sluggo's Drum Corps Site
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Features links, mp3, articles, photos, and guestbook.
Sound Machine Score Archive
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Presents scores from competitions, along with links and a discussion group.
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