List of drum corps

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The following is a partial list of drum corps from the past and present.

Junior corps[edit]

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Corps Location Era Years active Website
1st Canadian Regiment Edmonton, Alberta Modern 1977–1987
2nd Decade Montmagny, Quebec Modern 1981
2nd Signals Toronto, Ontario
3rd Regiment (Quebec) Saint-Eustache, Quebec Modern 1985–1998
3rd Regiment (OR) Portland, Oregon Modern 1975–1977
4th Brigade Saint-Jérôme, Quebec Classic/Modern 1971–1975
5th Col. RCASC Ontario
5th Maine Regiment Portland, Maine Modern 1972
7th Regiment New London, Connecticut Modern 2003–present Official website
12th Command Taylor, Michigan Modern 1991–1994
20th Maine Regiment Oakland, Maine Modern 1983–1986
21st Lancers Norwood, Massachusetts 1970–1980
27th Lancers Revere, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1967–1986 Official website
32nd Hussar Madison, Wisconsin Classic 1968–1972
76ers Syracuse, New York Modern 1971–1978
84th Bucktail Regiment Emporium, Pennsylvania Modern 1974–1976 Official website
507 Hornets[notes 1] Norwood, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1968–1974
Academie Musicale Sherbrooke, Quebec Modern 1982–1997, 1999
The Academy Tempe, Arizona Modern 2001–present Official website
Ajax Sea Cadet Bugle Band Guelph, Ontario
AL Nittany Post#245 State College, Pennsylvania Classic 1935–1950?
Alamo Rangers Chicago, Illinois Classic 1954
Albacores San Diego, California Classic 1962–1963
Alberta Girls Edmonton, Alberta Classic/Modern 1965–1977
Allegiance Elite[notes 2] Calgary, Alberta Modern 1986–2004 Official website
Alliance Musicale Charlesbourg, Quebec Modern 1981
Alouette Quebec City, Quebec Classic 1952
Alpine Girls Irondequoit, New York Classic 1959
Ambassadears Racine, Wisconsin Classic 1963–1970
Ambassadors (ONT)[notes 3] Aurora, Ontario Modern 1973–1987 Official website
Ambassadors (PA) Montrose, Pennsylvania Modern 1972
Ambassadors (WI) Hurley, Wisconsin Classic 1968
American Patrol Genessee, New York Modern 1973
American Woodman Cadets St. Louis, Missouri Classic 1965
Americanos Menasha, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1936–2004 Official website
Amvet Brigadiers[notes 4] Randolph, Massachusetts Modern 1979–1981
Anaheim Kingsmen Anaheim, California Classic/Modern 1963–1986 Official website
Anaheim Scouts Anaheim, California Classic 1958–1963
Andrew Johnson Presidents Greeneville, Tennessee Classic/Modern 1954–1972, 1999–2002
Andrews Sabres Portland, Maine Classic 1959
Angels Belafonte, Ontario ?
Angels of Ohio Bellefontaine, Ohio Classic 1964–1968
Annunciators Cambridge/Somerville, Massachusetts Modern 1972
Apollo[notes 5] Nashua, New Hampshire Modern 1955–present Official website
Appalachian Sound Kingsport, Tennessee Modern 2006–present
Appleknockers Geneva, New York Classic/Modern 1962–1974
Arbella Salem, Massachusetts Modern 1979–1982
ARC-EN-CIEL Pointe-du-Lac, Quebec Modern 1981–1997
Argon Cadets Pennsylvania ?
Argonauts Salem, Oregon Modern 1975–1987
Argonne Rebels Great Bend, Kansas Classic/Modern 1948–1978
Aristocrats La Sarre, Quebec ?
Arizona Musketeers Phoenix, Arizona Modern 1983–1987
Arizona Sun Tempe, Arizona Modern 1991–1992
Arnprior Lions Arnprior, Ontario Classic 1956
Asbury Park Hurricanes Asbury Park, New Jersey Classic 1960–1962
Ascension Boys Minnesota ?
Assumption Lariets East Boston, Massachusetts ?
Atlantic Force Danvers, Massachusetts Modern 2001
Atlantic Guardian Portland, Maine Modern 2003–present
Auburn Noteables Auburn, Massachusetts Classic 1958–1966
Audubon All-Girl Drum and Bugle Corps (The Bon-Bons) Audubon, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1938–1978 Official website
Aurora Express East Aurora (Buffalo), New York Modern 1984-1992
Austin Grenadiers Chicago, Illinois ?
Austin (Spamtown) Lancers Austin, Minnesota Classic 1957–1963
Avant Garde Saratoga Springs, New York Modern 1975–1985 Official website
Baladins St. Jean, Quebec ?
Ballantine Newark, New Jersey ?
Baltimore Police Post Sons Of Veterans VFW Baltimore, Maryland Classic ?
Bandettes Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Classic/Modern 1963–2004
Bangor Falcons Bangor, Wisconsin ?
Barons Chicopee, Massachusetts ?
Barons of Steuben Corning, New York Classic/Modern 1966–1982
Barringer-Walker Cadets Newark, New Jersey ?
Bath Cadets Bath, Maine ?
Bayonne PAL Bayonne, New Jersey ?
BC Ambassadors Richmond, British Columbia ?
Bedford Militiamen Bedford, Massachusetts ?
Bellaires Bellmawr, New Jersey ?
Belles of St. John Brantford, Ontario Modern 1974–1976
Belles of St. Mary's (WI) Rhinelander, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1967–1976
Belles of St. Mary's (NJ) Gloucester City, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1969–1972
Bellettes All Girl Belleville, Illinois Classic 1937
Belleville Bellettes Belleville, Illinois ?
Belleville Crusaders Belleville, Illinois Classic 1950
Belltones Brantford, Ontario ?
Belvederes Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1966–1977
Bengal Lancers Trumbull, Connecticut Modern 1974–1979
Berea Scouts Brooklyn, New York Classic 1963
Bethesda Emerald Knights Saratoga Springs, New York Modern 1974
Beverly Cardinals Beverly, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1968–1974 Official website
Beverly Crusaders Beverly, Massachusetts Classic 1954–1957 Official website
Big Sky Reveliers Billings, Montana Classic/Modern 1969–1972
Big Tree Emeralds Blasdell, New York Classic 1954
Bishop's Rock Hopatcong, New Jersey Modern 1999
Black Barons Malden, Massachusetts ?
Black Diamond Regiment Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania Modern 1977–1979
Black Diamonds Pensacola, Florida Classic/Modern 1969–1978
Black Gold Tulsa, Oklahoma Modern 1985–1993
Black Hawks (NJ) East Brunswick, New Jersey ?
Black Hawks (WI) La Crosse, Wisconsin ?
Belleville Black Knights (IL) Belleville, Illinois Classic/Modern 1953–1989 Official website
Black Knights (NY) Oswego, New York Modern 1975
Black Ravens Brooklyn, New York ?
Black Shields Of Sparta Mount Carmel, Ohio Classic 1968
Black Watch (WA) Auburn, Washington Classic/Modern 1971–1982
Black Watch (NJ) Willingboro, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1966–1983
Blackhawk Voyageurs Beloit/Janesville, Wisconsin Modern 1973–1981
Blackhawks Kankakee, Illinois Classic/Modern 1957–1974
Blazers Lockport, New York Modern 1981
Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights Newark, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1948–1975 Official website
Bleu Raeders New Orleans, Louisiana Classic/Modern 1971–1980
Blossomland Cadets St. Joseph, Missouri ?
Blue Angels (MA)[notes 6] Danvers, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1961–1975
Blue Angels (WA) Renton, Washington 1961-?
Blue Angels (NY) Brooklyn, New York Classic/Modern 1967–1975
Blue Devils Concord, California Classic/Modern 1970–present Official website
Blue Devils B Concord, California Modern 1975–present Official website
Blue Devils C Concord, California Modern 1975–present Official website
Blue Flames East Brunswick, New Jersey ?
Blue Knights (CO) Denver, Colorado Classic/Modern 1958–present Official website
Blue Knights (IL) Berwyn, IL Classic 1957
Blue Knights (MI) Ironwood, Michigan Modern 1972
Blue Knights (MN) St. Paul, Minnesota Modern 1975–1978
Blue Notes Ishpeming, Michigan Classic/Modern 1957–1976
Blue Rock Wilmington, Delaware Classic/Modern 1959–1974 Official website
Blue Saints Sudbury, Ontario Classic/Modern 1952–present Official website
Blue Star Cadets[notes 7] La Crosse, Wisconsin Modern 1983–2004 Official website
Blue Stars La Crosse, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1964–present Official website
Blue Wanderers Blue Point, New York ?
Bluecoats Canton, Ohio Modern 1972–present Official website
Bluegrass Ambassadors Southgate, Kentucky Modern 1983
Bluewater Buccaneers Sarnia, Ontario Modern 1974–1985
Bluewater Lionaires[notes 8] Sarnia, Ontario Modern 1973
Bluffton Pirates Bluffton, Indiana ?
Bonnies New Britain, Connecticut ?
Bordentown Little Devils Bordentown, New Jersey Classic 1959–1968
Boston Crusaders[notes 9] Boston, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1940–present Official website
Boy Scout Troup No. 63 Michigan ?
Boys Club Gents ?
Boys of Syracuse Post 41 Syracuse, New York ?
Bracken Cavaliers Bristol, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1922–1999
Braintree Braves Braintree, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1943–1997
Braintree Warriors Braintree, Massachusetts Classic 1943–1972
Brampton Senators Brampton, Ontario ?
Brantford Girls Drum and Bugle Corp Brantford, Ontario Classic 1981–1985 Official website
Brass Majesticks New Jersey ?
Brass Regiment Park Falls, Wisconsin Classic 1971
Brassmen Bellingham, Washington Modern 1984
Bridgemen Bayonne, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1964–1988 Official website
Bridgeport PAL (Police Athletic League) Cadets Bridgeport, Connecticut Classic 1951–1967 Official website
Brigade Highland Park, Illinois Classic 1964
Brigadiers Blackwood, New Jersey ?
Bristol Kingsmen Bristol, Rhode Island Classic 1922
Broadcasters Newton, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1957–1972
Bronx Kingsmen Bronx, New York Classic 1961–1963
Brookhaven Crusaders Brookhaven, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1960–1975
Brooklyn United Brooklyn, New York Classic 2005–present
Brooten Brooten, Minnesota Classic 1939
Buccaneers (IL) Moline, Illinois Classic 1955
Buccaneers (KY) Dayton, Kentucky Classic 1967
Buccaneers (MA) Lowell, Massachusetts Modern 1972–1998
Buckeye State Caballaros Cleveland, Ohio Classic/Modern 1970–1984
Buckeyes Cleveland, Ohio ?
Buddhist Scouts Seattle, Washington Classic 1954–1963
Bux-Mont Raiders Souderton, Pennsylvania Modern 1975–1976
Caballaros Cleveland, Ohio ?
Cadets La Salle Ottawa, Ontario Classic/Modern 1967–1973 Official website
Cadets of Brooklyn[notes 10] Brooklyn, New York Modern 1998–2000
Cadets of Dutch Boy Kitchener, Ontario Modern 1977–1999
Cadets of Greece Rochester, New York Classic/Modern 1950–1981
Cadets of New York City New York, New York Modern 2000–2005
The Cadets[notes 11] Allentown, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1934–present Official website
Calgary Cavaliers Calgary, Alberta Modern 1987–1989
California Crusaders Carson, California Classic/Modern 1970–1973
California Dons Fresno, California Modern 1984–1985
California Shockwave Davis, California Modern 1996–1999
Cambria Cadets Ebensburg, Pennsylvania Classic 1963–1984 Official website
Cambridge Caballeros Cambridge, Massachusetts Classic 1957–1962
Canadaires Niagara Falls, Ontario ?
Canadian Knights Peterborough, Ontario Modern 1975–1994
Canadian Royalaires Edmonton, Alberta Modern 1976
Canton VFW Canton, Ohio Classic 1949
Capital Chargers Springfield, Illinois Classic 1970–1974
Capital Regiment Columbus, Ohio Modern 1999–present Official website
Capital Sound Madison, Wisconsin Modern 1995–present
CapitolAires[notes 12] Madison, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1969–1994
Capitolaires All Girl Sacramento, California Classic 1963–1969
Cardinals Toronto, Ontario Modern 1978–1995
Carmelites Springfield, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1969–1975
Carolina Crown Fort Mill, South Carolina Modern 1988–present Official website
Cascades Seattle, Washington Classic/Modern 1957–present Official website
City Sound Long Beach, California Modern 1997–present Official website
The Cavaliers Rosemont, Illinois Classic/Modern 1948–present Official website
The Colts Dubuque, Iowa Modern 1963–present Official website
Connecticut Classics Jr. Drum & Bugle Corp[1] East Haven, CT Classic/Modern 1962-1980's
Continental Ambassadors Wichita, Kansas Classic/Modern 1971–1982
Crossmen San Antonio, Texas Modern 1975–present Official website
Dimension Levis, Quebec Modern 1988–1996
Emerald Knights Drum & Bugle Corps[notes 13] Mississauga, Ontario Modern 1981–2003
Edmonton Strutters[notes 14] Edmonton, Alberta Modern 1968–present
Fever Modesto, California Modern 2003-2008 Official website
Florida Vanguards Pembroke Pines, Florida Modern 1977–1981
Florida Wave Miami, Florida Modern 1982–1990
Freelancers Sacramento, California Modern 1974-1994 Official website
Future Corps Orlando, Florida Modern 1982–2006
Glassmen Toledo, Ohio Classic/Modern 1961–2012 Official website
Golden Eagles Portsmouth, New Hampshire Classic/Modern 1961–
Holy Family Defenders Rockland, Massachusetts Modern 1960-1975 Official website
Imperial Guard(Southern Watch) Evansville, Indiana Modern 1980-1982
Jersey Surf Berlin, New Jersey Modern 1990–present Official website
Knights of Rivera San Juan, Philippines Classic/Modern 1992–present
Los Angeles Chinese Drum and Bugle Corp Los Angeles California Classic/Modern 1950-1979 Official website
Madison Scouts Madison, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1938–present Official website
Magic Kingdom Corp Anaheim California Classic/Modern 1990s
Magic of Orlando Orlando Florida Original 1991-1999, 2002-2006
Mello-Dears Owego New York Classic/Modern 1961-2011 Official website
Memphis Blues Brass Band Memphis, Tennessee Blues Baby, Blues 1980-1983
Mighty Liberators Rochester, New York Modern 1972–1982
Music City Nashville, Tennessee Modern 2009–present
New York Kingsmen Bronx, NY Classic/Modern 1965–1968
Northern Lights Cleveland, OH Modern 1980–1981
Northernaires Menominee, MI Classic 1953-85, 1992–present Official website
Oregon Crusaders Portland, OR Modern 2001–present Official website
Plymouth County Defenders Plymouth County, Massachusetts Modern 1975-1982 Official website
Raiders Burlington, New Jersey Modern 1990–present Official website
Renegades Drum and Bugle Corp Quincy, MA Modern 1972-1980
Revolution San Antonio, TX Modern 1999–2012 Official website
Rockland Rebels Rockland, Massachusetts Classic/Modern 1959-1960 Official website
Royal Airs Chicago, IL Classic 1958–1968, 2002–present Official website
Royal Lancers Wyandotte, MI Classic 1960–1972
Royales Eatontown, NJ Classic 1967-1982
Santa Clara Vanguard Santa Clara, CA Modern 1967–present Official website
St. George Olympians Springfield, Mass Classic 1965–1976 Official Website
St. John's Drum and Bugle Corp Brantford, Ontario, Canada Classic 1953–2009 Official website
St. Rita's Brassmen Brooklyn, New York Classic 1969–1974 Official website
Star of Indiana Bloomington, Indiana Modern 1985–1993 Official website
Sky Ryders Hutchinson, Kansas Classic/Modern 1955–1993 Official website
Suncoast Sound Pinellas Park, Florida Sunjazz 1979–1995 Official website
Valley Fever Modesto, California Classic 1979–1993


  1. ^ In late 1974, the Hornets merged with the Keystone Regiment of Newtown Square to form the Crossmen
  2. ^ Allegiance Elite merged with the Strutters of Edmonton in 2004 to form Fusion.
  3. ^ The Ambassadors merged with the Oakland Crusaders in 1986 to form a new corps called Out of the Blue. The name was never used in competition and they became the Oakland Crusaders.
  4. ^ The Amvet Brigadiers were active from 1962 on. They appeared at the New York Worlds Fair in 1963. They appeared in parades only for approximately the first two years before competing in competition, first in the "Mayflower" conference, and then later in Eastern Massachusetts conference. Around 1966, a second junior corps was added called The Lancers; then a third corps around 1969.
  5. ^ Formerly known as Spartan Cadets
  6. ^ Blue Angels merged with the Reveries in 1975 to form the Blue Angels/Reveries (Blueveries)
  7. ^ Though still active, the Blue Star Cadets added woodwinds to their program in 2004, and thus are no longer a drum corps.
  8. ^ In 1974 the Bluewater Lionaires changed their name to the Bluewater Buccaneers
  9. ^ Formerly known as Most Precious Blood Crusaders; Hyde Park Crusaders; Boston
  10. ^ The Cadets of Brooklyn merged with the Kips Bay Knight Club Drum Corps in 2000 to form the Cadets of New York City.
  11. ^ Formerly known as Cadets of Bergen County; Garfield Cadets; Holy Name Cadets
  12. ^ The CapitolAires merged in 1995 with the Madison Junior Scouts to form Capital Sound
  13. ^ The Emerald Knights was formed in 1981 and performed as an Open or Division III Corps until it went inactive in 2003.
  14. ^ The Edmonton Strutters Drum & Bugle Corps reorganized in the summer of 1974 under the name 1st. Canadian Regiment. It then changed back to Edmonton Strutters again in 1988.

Senior Corps[edit]

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Corps Location Era Known Years Active Website
Alliance Atlanta, Georgia Modern 2004–2011, 2014–present Official website
Atlanta CorpsVets Duluth, Georgia Modern 1997–Present Official website
Austin Stars Austin, Texas Modern 2005–present Official website
Blue Factor Victor, New York Modern 2014–present Official website
Buccaneers Reading, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1957–present Official website
Bushwackers Franklin, New Jersey Modern 1980–present Official website
Cadets2 Allentown, Pennsylvania Modern 2012—present Official website
Carolina Gold Greensboro, North Carolina Modern 2000–present Official website
Chops Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota Modern 1994–present Official website
Cincinnati Tradition Cincinnati, Ohio Modern 1984–present Official website
Conquistadors Owego, New York Modern 2009–present Official website
Crusaders Senior Corps Boston, Massachusetts Modern 1991–present Official website
Defenders Alumni Corps Rockland, Massachusetts Modern Official website
Empire Statesmen Rochester, New York Modern 1983–2013 Official website
Erie Thunderbirds Erie, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1956–1984, 1991–present Official website
Excelsior Troy, New York Modern Official website
Frontier Dallas, Texas Modern 2004–2008 Official website
Fusion Core Morris County, New Jersey Modern 2007–present Official website
Govenaires Saint Peter, Minnesota Modern 1927–present Official website
Hawthorne Caballeros Hawthorne, New Jersey Classic/Modern 1946–present Official website
Hurricanes Ansonia, Connecticut Classic/Modern 1955–present Official website
Kidsgrove Scouts Kidsgrove, England Classic/Modern 1910–present Official website
Kilties Racine, Wisconsin Classic/Modern 1934–present Official website
Minnesota Brass St. Paul, Minnesota Classic/Modern 1947–present Official website
Renegades San Francisco, California Modern 1996–present Official website
Rochester Crusaders Rochester, New York Classic/Modern 1952–present Official website
Shenandoah Sound Sterling, Virginia Modern Official website
Skyliners Scranton, Pennsylvania Classic/Modern 1945–present Official website
SoCal Dream Irvine, California Classic/Modern 2001–present Official website
Sunrisers Long Island, New York Classic/Modern 1954–present Official website
Syracuse Brigadiers Syracuse, New York Classic/Modern 1938–2009 Official website
White Sabers Dansville, New York Classic/Modern 1928–1980, 1994–present Official website
Windsor Regiment West Windsor, New Jersey Modern 2006–present Official website



  1. ^ Callahan, Kimberly. "CT Classics Jr. Drum & Bugle Corp Reunion". Patch Media. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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