DH USAFA '79, DD USAFA '20
- Feb 10, 2016
One of the checkmarks for appointees is about Drum and Bugle Corps. What's up with that? Do they need more people than they get volunteers? Do people avoid it because of a particular reason you can pinpoint? Too much time? Too much work? Too much travel? Why do you suppose it's part of the appointee slate of questions?
If you have ever watched the videos of D&B during performances, football games, etc., you will notice they are a fairly small group, maybe 70 +/- a few. They are always looking for more and new talent. One reason to inquire about interest early on is that they host auditions the weekend after BCT and prior to A-Day, so the Corps is trying to get an idea of interest in order to set that up.
Yes, D&B is a huge time commitment, a lot of work, a lot of travel, but also a lot of fun and a fairly close-knit group.
As AH_IWTBP said, it does take you away from many squadron activities, which can be good or bad.