The Bushwackers Invitational Presents…

THE 2017


Saturday August 19th, 7:00 PM
Woodbridge High School, 1 Samuel Lupo Pl. Woodbridge, NJ

Featuring 5 of the area’s DCA Champion Corps and a VERY SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

Corps in Competition:
Defending DCA Champion Cadets2
14x DCA Champion Reading Buccaneers
9x DCA Champion Hawthorne Caballeros
6x DCA Champion The Bushwackers
3x x DCA Champion Connecticut Hurricanes


In the heart of Rochester, the Radisson Riverside is just a few minutes stroll to the DCA headquarters and Friday night’s I&E / mini corps extravaganza. The Radisson is a great destination while taking in all the DCA events over Championship Weekend (September 1-4), close to the city’s fine restaurants and attractions, and only a few minutes’ drive from the stadium.

Sit back and let the Bushwackers take care of your reservation – no hassles, no worries, and we do all the work. Just show up and give them your name and you’re settled in for a fun filled weekend of drum corps, BUSHWACKER style.

The Bushwackers are offering this DCA Championship Weekend special to our alumni, family & friends. Book Friday-Sunday through the corps for only $139 per night, a 40% discount off the direct rate from the hotel! (Must book all 3 nights.)

To reserve your room at these special rates, a non-refundable deposit of $139 for the first night is required and the balance due by July 15, 2017. You can submit your deposit below:

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Don’t be left trying to find a room at the last minute, book NOW and sit back and relax knowing we have taken care of everything.

*This weekend special Rate is ONLY being offered by the Bushwackers drum & bugle corps and is not in conjunction with the Radisson Rochester Riverside. You must book through the corps to get these low rates.

Introducing the BWCG17 Leadership

Lauryn Heller and the color guard instructional staff for the 2017 Bushwackers are excited to announce this year’s color guard captains! Each of these corps members goes above and beyond for the corps all throughout the year.

We’re pleased to introduce Jackie Swilley, Amber Lyn Rose, Lexi Mullen, and Rebecca Stollberger!

Be a part of this season’s exciting production and attend the next free spin clinic on Sunday, April 23! Info:

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


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” »