I am a prospective USAFA applicant, and currently a Junior in High School. I had a couple of questions about the Drum and Bugle Corps at the academy. I have played the trombone since 6th grade and am in my schools concert band, marching band, and pep band. Next year, which will be my senior year, I plan on auditioning to be a section leader. I have a huge passion for music, especially marching band/ pep band, and would love to continue with it in college. 1) What kind of time commitment is the Drum and Bugle corps? How often are practices? 2) Is it only for football, or is it for basketball or other sports too? What other performances are involved? 3) I've heard that you aren't able to play intramural sports during your fall semester, is that true? What about sports in the winter or spring? 4) is the trombone a Drum and Bugle corp instrument? I've heard some people say yes, and some people say no. If it isn't, would I have to switch to something else, and what would I have to switch to? 5) Any other advice or information? Any kind of advice or help is greatly appreciated! I just wanted to get some more information on it before I start my application in March.