The Corps is fortunate to have caring and dedicated individuals working as a team to help the Corps perform at the highest level possible, whether at a drum corps show, a parade or a special Memorial Day service.
Keeping a drum corps "on the street" requires the time and dedication of many people. The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps is fortunate to have many caring and dedicated people doing their part and working as a team to bring the best possible performance level to every performance, whether a DCI show, a parade or a special Memorial Day service.
The administrative staff is led by Carolyn Surrell, Corps Director, who works with Ken Vachon, Treasurer; Judy Aikens, Secretary; the Business Manager; and many other volunteers as support staff. These folks are the ones working behind the scenes to put all the pieces in place so the Corps looks good, sounds good and feels good.
The brass section's goal is to provide a place where members can continue their music education and be challenged to become better performers and musicians regardless of their experience.
If you are an alumnus of a Drum and Bugle Corps or Marching Band, hopefully you'll be able to continue to grow as a performer and enjoy this activity like you did when you were younger. If you are a younger member, typically under 21, you'll learn what Drum and Bugle Corps is about without having to make as large a time commitment as you would with a competitive corps but still enjoy some of the benefits. Some of our younger members have gone on to competitive DCI World and Open Class Corps and have been extremely successful.
Ian Nelson, Brass Instructor and Arranger - Ian is currently the Band Director at West Running Brook Middle School in Derry, NH. He received is Master of Arts in Music Composition (2017) and Bachelor of Music in Music Education (2014) from the University of New Hampshire. He has studied under Dr. Andrew Boysen, Dr. Michael Annicchiarico, Dr, Nathan Jorgensen, David Seiler, and others in Music Composition and Saxophone Performance.
Ian works with many groups in the NH, ME area including Pinkerton Academy, Marshwood High School, Londonderry High School, and Alvirne High School. He also works as a arranger for Sacred Heart University and Marshwood High School. His musical compositions and arrangements have been performed across the US and Europe for all levels of ensembles.
More staff information to come.
We are always looking for new members to add to our brass, percussion and color guard sections. Come march with us!
Our schedule of performances, parades and rehearsals. All rehearsals are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
1750 Elm Street Box 902
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (978) 743-9584