Announcing our 2017 Production…




The Bushwackers are thrilled to present their 2017 production,
Where We Belong.

All of us travel down the path of life to find that place where we truly belong. This journey is a theme that reappears through history, literature, and film; one perfect example is the story of The Wizard of Oz, known from both book and movie. Any passage through life is fraught with good times and bad times, light and darkness, but it’s often necessary to experience evil or despair to be able to persevere and discover where we belong.

The 2017 Bushwackers will follow the journey within and beyond Oz with musical themes from the film weaving its way through the production in unexpected moments. Early in the show we foreshadow the darkness in the path ahead with a hint of Radiohead’s Creep. After the introduction, the show forcefully opens with Orawa by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar, setting the mood for the introspective journey of character and movement. You might notice inclusion of a variety of other recognizable musical themes that complement the dark moments within life.

Continuing along the pathway of emotions, the production finds style and substance with Frank Ticheli’s composition, Blue Shades, which points us directly towards a full exploration of Creep. This movement is sure to be an instant drum & bugle corps classic. Creep takes the corps and the audience to the moment of revelation and discovery of Where We Belong.

Bushwackers Drum Corps to offer four scholarships

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is committed to its members who return to the corps year after year to help make the corps stronger. The corps grows with the talent and experience of its members. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, we are able to ease the financial burden of membership. Continue reading “Bushwackers Drum Corps to offer four scholarships” »

Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers visual team

The Bushwackers Drum Corps from Princeton, New Jersey is pleased to announce the visual team for the 2017 edition of the corps! Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers visual team” »

How to succeed at your first drum corps camp

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The Bushwackers will be hosting our highly anticipated Open House this weekend, November 19 to 20, at Montgomery Township Lower Middle School in Skillman (just outside of Princeton), New Jersey.  In light of the incredible amount of new interest in the Bushwackers,  we would like to share our positive message of how to succeed at your first drum corps camp.

This guide, created for our prospective members, can be used to help anyone attending a drum corps camp this fall set themselves up for success. Continue reading “How to succeed at your first drum corps camp” »

Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers percussion staff

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the 2017 percussion staff! Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers percussion staff” »

Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers brass staff

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to announce the 2017 brass staff! Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers brass staff” »

Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers color guard staff

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is thrilled to announce the 2017 color guard staff! Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers color guard staff” »

Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers caption heads and key staff

The Bushwackers are excited to welcome back several key staff members for the 2017 season! Continue reading “Announcing the 2017 Bushwackers caption heads and key staff” »

Register today for the 2017 Bushwackers Open House!

The Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that registration for the corps’ 2017 Open House and information session is now open!

2016 Open House

On November 19 and 20, 2016, the Bushwackers will host its first rehearsal and Open House for the 2017 season at Montgomery Lower Middle School in Skillman, New Jersey.

Just one month ago, the Bushwackers completed the 2016 season, reclaiming its spot as a DCA finalist. The 35th anniversary season was a success, and the 2017 edition of the corps will continue the path that began a year ago. Come to the Open House to learn more about plans for this coming season, meet (and welcome back) members of the staff and administration.

This year’s Open House will be a two-day event. For more information or to sign up, use the form below, or visit joinbush.org


Justin McAdams Joins the Bushwackers Design Team

The Bushwackers Drum Corps is excited to welcome Justin McAdams back to the corps in the role of drill designer for the 2017 season.

Justin McAdams

Justin is currently the band director of Phoenixville High School in Pennsylvania and lead clinician for the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy. He is also the visual designer for the University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band and Aftermath Percussion.

Additionally, Justin has served as visual designer and consultant for championship shows throughout New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

This is a return to the Bushwackers for Justin, who was formerly a drum major with the drum corps and served as a visual consultant in 2016.

The Bushwackers would like to graciously thank Vincent Monacelli for his tremendous work and dedication during the 2016 season. We wish him the best of luck in his endeavors.

Want more information about joining the Bushwackers in 2017? Let us know!

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