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Corps members make drum corps their career
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Corps members make drum corps their career

by Drum Corps International


As one of the premier musical ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, "The Commandant's Own," annually travels the United States for a variety of high-profile performances.

Of the unit's 93 members, approximately 78 percent have previous experience as members of DCI's World or Open Class corps.

In charge of recruiting for the ensemble, MSgt William Rulaphaugh attended DCI's recent winter business meetings in Indianapolis to talk to World and Open Class directors about the career opportunities in the Marine Corps available to their musicians.

DCI.org caught up with Rulapaugh, who is a Crossmen alum, to learn why DCI corps members are such a good fit for the "Commandant's Own."

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