Carolyn Surrell
Carolyn Surrell

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for all facets of our lives, and the drum corps community is no exception. The top priority for the Muchachos organization is the health and safety of our Members and Staff. With this as our focus, the Board of Directors has decided to suspend rehearsals until the summer of 2021.

We hope you are all safe and healthy, and we are eagerly looking forward to resuming our performances and providing entertainment for our fans.

If you are interested in participating in the Muchachos, we are still accepting members for all sections, and I would be pleased to discuss any opportunities with you.

Carolyn Surrell

Added: February 14, 2021


The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps has an opening for a color guard caption head for the 2020/2021 season.

The Corps is looking for an individual interested in teaching and building a color guard program in the Manchester NH area. The Corps is an all age drum and bugle corps that participates in DCI shows, parades and other performance opportunities in the New England area. Prospective candidates must be able to teach members 14+ years old. You must be able to commit to a year-round part-time schedule or as much rehearsal as possible.

September – March rehearsals are Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. April – June rehearsals are Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. Will consider candidates with DCI, DCA, WGI, marching band, independent, high school, and college experience(s).


  • Teach choreography, foundational skills, flag and rifle work to all levels of students from beginner to advanced
  • Choreograph and produce routines for parades, special events and activities as required
  • Coordinate operational aspects of the Muchachos Colorguard including managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required
  • Assist in teaching the entire Corps choreography and performance skills as needed; the Corps as a whole is working towards participating in Soundsport.
  • Assist running full Corps ensemble
  • Ensure and uphold a safe fun educational environment for all Muchachos members through coaching and team building
  • Assist with recruiting new members for the Corps and especially the color guard
  • Assist in logistical planning for the Corps, in conjunction with the instructional staff.


  • Experience in color guard, dance performance or related field
  • Equivalent professional experience considered.
  • Potential for or an already established reputation as a color guard coordinator.
  • Evidence of excellence or genuine interest in teaching.
  • Ability to work effectively with a small team


Instructors are paid on a per rehearsal basis for instruction and events you attend with the Corps.

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To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and relevant performance samples to the Corps’ Director Carolyn Surrell at

Added: October 29, 2020

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Updated: February 7, 2020


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