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” »

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

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!

Join the 2017 Bushwackers Interest Group on Facebook!

Bushwackers Announce 2017 Music Design Team

Plans are underway for the 2017 Bushwackers Drum Corps. The music design team is returning to the corps in full.

Introducing the 2017 Bushwackers Music Design Team

Jim Dugan is returning as program coordinator in 2017. Jim was part of the design team that brought the Bushwackers a large part of their six DCA world championships. His dedication and commitment to the corps during his tenure led directly to the success of the Bushwackers. From a percussion perspective and a show design perspective, he helped change drum corps in this competitive circuit.

Dennis Argul is returning as brass arranger. Dennis is the supervisor of music for Elizabeth Public Schools and a freelance brass musician in the metropolitan area. He has been a music educator for over 25 years. Dennis is very active as a composer, arranger, clinician, and adjudicator for drum and bugle corps and marching bands throughout the United States.

Travis Peterman will return to the corps in 2017 as battery percussion arranger. Travis is the percussion caption supervisor at Carolina Crown and program coordinator and battery arranger at George Mason Indoor Drumline. He was also the arranger and program coordinator for Cadets Winter Percussion.

Andrew Monteiro joins Travis as the front ensemble percussion arranger for the 2017 Bushwackers. Andrew has been the front ensemble caption supervisor for the Cadets2 in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He joined the front ensemble staff for the Cadets in 2015. Andrew has worked with Travis at Cadets Winter Percussion as the front ensemble caption head and arranger from 2014 through 2016.

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

Join the 2017 Bushwackers Interest Group on Facebook!

Finals Week is Here!

And you know what THAT means, it’s time to…

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Feed the Bushwackers! Donate today.

Feed the Corps

A well oiled machine needs fuel to operate at a high level, and so does a drum corps like the Bushwackers. For the past several years the corps has provided the members meal service as part of their tuition. This allows the corps to schedule proper rehearsal blocks and provide the members with well balanced and healthy meals without the usual trip to sandwich shops or fast-food restaurants.

We also prepare meals for members and staff with dietary needs, such as vegan, vegetarian, and protein-free diets. These meals are included in the tuition paid to be a member of the Bushwackers.

If you were to see how well the members eat each weekend, you would agree it’s a great deal!

Would you like a chance to help fuel this machine? Can you help us offset the food cost even if by a little? It would be a great way to let the current membership know they are appreciated for all their hard work this season so far.

While meals are included in our annual budget, your help could go a long way to ensuring we can provide a world-class experience for all members throughout the summer!

Help us by contributing what you can afford, so we can keep the Bushwackers fueled this summer. All the members and staff have to do is keep working hard as so many Bushwacker corps have done for 35 years. A donation of $100 would cover breakfast for the corps, $200 would cover lunch, and $300 would cover dinner and a snack.

Thank you all for your continued support of the Bushwackers! We will make sure your name is displayed for all to see how YOU helped fuel the Bushwackers!