MUCHACHOS NEWS

MUCHACHOS OPEN HOUSE ON SUNDAY,
DECEMBER 17TH AT BRADY-SULLIVAN TOWER

Muchachos performing at CYO Nationals Tribute show  - Quincy, MA - August 4, 2016
In exhibition at CYO Nationals Tribute
show in Quincy, MA August 4, 2016
Photo credit: Pat Chagnon

Seeking musicians and performers to join our All-Age Corps for the 2018 performance season!

  • Are you a current musician or a musician who has not played in awhile and are interested in playing in an ensemble?
  • Are you a performer in a winter guard or in winter percussion and would like to continue performing during the summer months?
  • Would you like to spend some time around really nice people and experience the excitement of performing in front of adoring crowds?
  • Have you ever wanted to join a drum corps but are not sure how?

The Muchachos will be hosting a FREE open house for prospective members, friends, and family on Sunday, December 17th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. All are welcome!

Like any other drum corps during the fall and winter months, the Muchachos is looking to add to its membership for the upcoming 2018 performance season.

Low Tuition • No Auditions • Family Friendly

Come learn about the corps, talk with staff, get your questions answered, and hang out with a really great group of people. You can watch--or even participate--in the day's rehearsal to see what drum corps is all about. There is no fee to attend the open house.

As a true all-age corps, members are as young as 14 and as old as late 60's. Under the age of 14, members may be eligible to participate in parades and on a case-by-case basis, the field show corps. There is no upper age limit.

A number of current and former members have previously performed or have gone on to perform with World and Open Class Drum Corps International (DCI) corps.

Participate for the day!

Are you interested in participating at the Open House, either with the drum line, horn line or color guard? The Corps will supply instruments and equipment. If you have sticks or mallets (drummers) or a mouthpiece (brass players), please feel free to bring them. For guard practice, we have flags and rifles or you can bring your own!

OPTIONAL: REGISTER FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE

Please help us plan for our Open House by letting us know that you are coming!

Registering for our Open House through the form below will help us prepare for the best experience possible. There is NO OBLIGATION to join the Corps by registering or by attending the open house. You do not need to register to attend the Open House, but if you would like more information or to be contacted for consideration, it's the best option.

If you prefer, you can let us know you are attending by sending an email to Corps Director, Carolyn Surrell.

Note: Submitting the form above will bring you to the CorpsData website. After filling out additional information, you will be brought back to the Muchachos.org website.

Not able to attend the open house on November 19th? Feel free to drop by any rehearsal. See our schedule for a current list of rehearsals.

Any questions? Feel free to contact us or connect with us on Facebook.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

Added: November 26, 2017

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COME JOIN THE 2018 MANCHESTER MUCHACHOS

Muchachos soprano player at East Coast Classic - Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA - July 2, 2015
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
July 2, 2015

Positions are available in all sections—brass, percussion and guard—as well as support staff.

The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps of Manchester, NH is a Drum Corps International (DCI) all-age corps performing in exhibition at the same shows as the elite corps of DCI. This past summer, the Muchachos performed at shows featuring Boston Crusaders, Blue Knights, The Academy, Madison Scouts, The Cadets, Crossmen, Colts, Carolina Crown, and Jersey Surf just to name a few.

Today's Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps is not an alumni corps. And it's not a senior corps. As a true ALL-AGE corps, members range in age from 14* years old up through retirement age and beyond. Many members have previously performed with other drum corps, including DCI Open and World Class corps, and others with college and high school bands. The Muchachos is a teaching corps, dedicated to providing musical, color guard and marching instruction to all interested in drum corps performing arts.

If you are a high school or college musician or guard member, or an alumnus of a band or drum corps, and are interested in performing in a Drum Corps International (DCI) corps next summer but thought it too expensive or are unable to take the time off to go on tour, you owe it to yourself to check out the Muchachos and see why members return year after year.

Did you know? The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps provides almost everything you need to perform with the Corps: instruments (horns and drums), guard equipment, uniforms (except for personal items like shoes, hats and gloves), transportation to away events, and high-quality instruction. You bring your skills, dedication, willingness to learn (and to have fun), and your enthusiasm.

During the winter months, the corps learns and rehearses music performed in next summer's field show and in parades. In the spring and summer months, the corps learns and rehearses drill for the field show that the corps will perform at Boston-area drum corps shows.

We would love for you to join us, for a single season or for many. We take ourselves seriously (but not too seriously) and enjoy performing in front of both large and small audiences. Whether we are playing for the special needs children at Camp Fatima or before large audiences at DCI World Class shows, we all get a kick out of being part of something special.

You will spend time around some really nice people with similar interest and love for music, and you will get to experience the excitement of performing in a group with a high quality show in front of adoring crowds!

For more information and to be notified about upcoming open houses, or to speak with someone regarding membership, please fill out the applicant interest form (below) or contact us by phone or email.

Note: The form above is SECURE. Submitting the form will bring you to the CorpsData website. After filling out additional information, you will be brought back to the Muchachos.org website.

If you're a former or current musician or guard member and interested in getting into drum corps performing arts, you owe it to yourself to check out the Muchachos and see why members return year after year!

*Youth under the age of 14 may be eligible to participate on a case-by-case basis.

Added: October 7, 2017

Permalink: https://www.muchachos.org/2017/join-2018.html


100 NIGHTS OF REMEMBRANCE CLOSING CEREMONY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

100 Nights of Remembrance Closing Ceremony 2014
100 Nights of Remembrance
Closing Ceremony 2014

The 100 Nights of Remembrance invites all to join in the celebration of their 10th anniversary of sounding Taps at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery.

Since 2007 to the present, members of 100 Nights of Remembrance sound Taps at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH and the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester, NH every evening rain or shine at 7:00 PM from Memorial Day through September 11th. After the 100 consecutive nights closing ceremonies, taps is then sounded once a week on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM rain, shine or snow until the opening ceremony each Memorial Day.

100 Nights of Remembrance is dedicated to honoring and paying the highest respect to those who have served in our Armed Forces and to all our fallen heroes. The public is welcome to attend these solemn ceremonies.

Attention brass players! Please join us Sunday, September 10th, to sound Taps and perform the National Anthem at the 100 Nights of Remembrance Closing Ceremony in Boscawen, NH. Sheet music for The Star-Spangled Banner is available on the 100 Nights of Remembrance website for various brass instruments including key of G horns (bugles), trumpet, trombone, key of F horn, and baritone.

On September 10th, brass players report in at the Maintenance Building between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM, brass players will warm up and play through the National Anthem and Taps. Ceremony starts at 6:00 PM. Visit the 100 Nights of Remembrance website for the complete schedule.

About 100 Nights of Remembrance

The program started out as "An evening of Echo Taps" on Memorial Day 2006 when the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps sounded Taps in rounds at the 20 white granite monuments that surround the grand flag. That summer, buglers sounded Taps at 7 PM about a dozen times. The 100 Nights of Remembrance was born on Memorial Day 2007 when the Drum Corps was joined by several other buglers for an opening ceremony that began them on their journey to sound Taps for 100 consecutive nights.

The organization is made up of volunteers from all walks of life. Players range from business professionals to laborers, young and old, male and female, students to retirees, former military and active duty and many more. Some of the buglers are professional musicians, some are amateurs and some have learned to play a bugle or trumpet just to sound Taps. All have come together with a common goal which is to show respect and honor for all Americans who have sacrificed and served our country honorably in any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

For anyone interested in the Closing Ceremony, participating in 100 Nights of Remembrance sounding Taps, or for any questions, please email Noel Taylor, Director of 100 Nights of Remembrance at noeltylr@gmail.com

About the Muchachos

The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps exists as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, composed of youth and adult members, dedicated to learning or expanding their knowledge of music and/or the performing arts in the style of Drum and Bugle Corps.

For more information about the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps, contact Ken Vachon at kendrumr@gmail.com

Added: September 1, 2017

Permalink: https://www.muchachos.org/2017/100-nights-of-remembrance-closing-ceremony.html


MUCHACHOS DRUM & BUGLE CORPS ANNOUNCES NEW CORPS DIRECTOR

Carolyn Surrell
Carolyn Surrell

Carolyn Surrell replaces Al Gagne, who leaves the area to resettle in Las Vegas, NV. Surrell is an Implementation Project Manager with Tyler Technologies, and a former marching member and Business Manager with the Muchachos. She has spent the last five years as a member of the Bayonne Bridgemen Drum & Bugle Corps that retired at the end of last summer.

Gagne has been the Corps Director since 2000. He managed the upgrade from an alumni organization, through qualification as an IRS 503 (c) (3) non-profit,, and into accreditation as an All-Age Class member of Drum Corps International (DCI). He remains as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Muchachos Inc., the parent organization of the Drum Corps, also announces the reelection of Arthur Sullivan to the Board, along with new additions Ken Vachon and Surrell. Vachon was also elected as the Corporation's Treasurer. Board member Mike French, retired Goffstown Chief of Police replaces Gagne as the President.

The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps exists as a non-profit educational organization, composed of youth and adult members, dedicated to learning or expanding their knowledge of music and/or the performing arts in the style of Drum and Bugle Corps.

For more information, contact Ken Vachon at kendrumr@gmail.com

Added: May 7, 2017

Permalink: https://www.muchachos.org/2017/muchachos-announces-new-corps-director.html


HELP SUPPORT THE MUCHACHOS
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Muchachos soprano player at East Coast Classic - Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA - July 2, 2015
In exhibition at East Coast Classic
Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA
July 2, 2015

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Added: November 24, 2015

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HELP KEEP THE MUCHACHOS GOING

Keeping our Drum and Bugle Corps alive and well is a big job. We are thankful for all the time and energy that people put in, both on the field and behind the scenes. We could use your help as well! Click a link below if you would like to make a tax deductible* donation. We can accept Visa, M/C, AMEX or Paypal, and of course you can always send a check!

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