As you all might guess from my username, I play the trumpet and have been heavily involved in music throughout my childhood (especially in high school). I am interested in joining the Drum & Bugle Corps, but I know very little about it. For all the wealth of info on the Internet, I've only found a fact sheet on the D&B on the USAFA website and a few Youtube videos of the band at football games. I'm starting this thread in hopes of learning what it's like to be in the AFA band. A few questions to kick off the discussion: How much of a time commitment is the D&B? Does anyone have personal experience or stories they heard from roommates/friends/relatives pertaining to the D&B? Is it smarter to play intramural sports and why/why not? And, are there any prospective 2013ers out there interested in joining the D&B?