The Muchachos held its annual awards banquet on Sunday, November 16th, at Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester. Members, family, friends, staff, and alumni were on hand to celebrate a successful 2014 season. Awards from each caption were awarded to the following members:
Rookie of the Year
Pat Provencher Spirit Award
Tom Downie Peer Recognition Award
Muchacho of the Year
The Muchachos are already working on the 2015 season program. Rehearsal dates are posted on the Corps' website. Individuals interested in membership are encouraged to join us at our rehearsals or to contact us for information.
Added: November 17, 2014
New members welcome!
The Corps will be hosting an open house for prospective new members on Sunday, November 16th, from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Have you ever wanted to join a drum corps but are not sure how? Are you a current musician or a musician who has not played in awhile? Do you perform in a winter guard and would like to continue performing during the summer? Interested in being a 2015 member of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps?
Like any other drum corps, the Muchachos is looking to add to its membership for the upcoming 2015 performance season. (You do realize that the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps performs a field show at Drum Corps International competitions!)
Come learn about the Corps, talk with staff, get your questions answered, watch--or even participate--in the day's rehearsal to see what drum corps is all about. The Muchachos is an all-age Corps, open to both youth (ages 14* and up) and adults.
A number of current and former members have previously performed or have gone on to perform with World and Open Class Drum Corps International (DCI) corps.
Participate for the day!
Are you interested in participating at the Open House, either with the drum line, horn line or color guard? The Corps will supply all instruments and equipment. If you have sticks or mallets (drummers) or a mouthpiece (brass players), please feel free to bring them. For color guard practice, we have flags and rifles or you can bring your own!
Any questions? Feel free to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!
Added: November 9, 2014
*Youth under the age of 14 may be eligible to participate in the parade Corps.
New Hampshire Chronicle captured the corps in action this past summer. The segment aired Thursday, October 2nd on WMUR Channel 9. Watch the segment online here.
Updated: October 19, 2014
The Muchachos kick off their preparation for the 2015 performance season with the first rehearsal session scheduled for Sunday, October 19th from 12:30 to 5PM at their headquarters in the Brady-Sullivan Tower at 1750 Elm Street in downtown Manchester. There are openings in all sections of the corps and this would be a great time for anyone interested in learning what the drum & bugle corps activity is all about to stop by during rehearsal and even try their hand at playing a 3-valved bugle with the horn line, twirling flags with the color guard or perhaps a chance to try your hand at drumming in either the marching percussion or the front ensemble section.
Members of the management and instructional staffs will be on hand to answer questions and give an overview on the corps' plans and goals for the upcoming season.
The Muchachos are especially interested in any former drum corps alumni as well as past or current members of any area high school or college bands and color guards stopping by to visit and hopefully become part of the Muchachos Drum Corps family.
Please contact us using our web form or call us at (978) 743-9584 if you have any questions or for more information.
Added: September 27, 2014
7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of New London, CT and Spartans of Nashua, NH tie for first place at the Muchachos' 8th annual Fiesta de Musica.
Before the competition started, the Defenders and the Muchachos performed in exhibition before a welcoming audience. The Muchachos performed their field show, "Music on a Summer Night". All Corps put on great performances under partly sunny skies.
Scores and placement:
Thank you to all participating Corps, the Muchachos staff, the volunteers, and to the Manchester audience, for making Fiesta de Musica an entertaining success!
Added: July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Memorial High School’s Clem Lemire Sports Complex
Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is excited to announce a brand new partnership with The Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014. This July, IAM and The Muchachos will bring you, Fiesta De Musica, a DCI Open Class Show, in Manchester, New Hampshire! Fiesta De Musica is a wonderful opportunity for drum corps fans to see Open Class corps from around the country perform during their summer tour.
As Muchachos Corps Director Al Gagne stated, “The Muchachos have hosted this show independently for the last 7 years, and this affiliation with IAM will allow growth in the show's visibility and enhance the Muchachos efforts to continue to provide the only current Open Class venue in New England. IAM's reputation and sponsorship of other activities in the music and performing arts will add resources not available to an organization of the Muchachos size. We look forward to a continuation of this relationship and a very successful 8th year of the Fiesta de Musica.”
Fiesta De Musica, the home show for The Muchachos, is known for its fun atmosphere and great entertainment each and every year. VIP Seats start at $15! Don’t miss this fantastic evening of drum corps in New England as we feature talent from all ages!
Starting March 17th, tickets are available through Drum Corps International or by calling the DCI Box Office 317.275.1212
About Inspire Arts & Music
IAM provides performance opportunities for over 20,000 students each year in the New England area through programs and festivals. Visit the Inspire Arts & Music website at www.iaminspired.org for additional information.
About The Muchachos
The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps exists as a non-profit educational organization, composed of youth and adult members, dedicated to learning the music and performing arts in the style of Drum and Bugle Corps.
Inspire Arts & Music
Added: March 23, 2014
Keeping our Drum and Bugle Corps alive and well is a big job. We are thankful for all the time and energy that people put in, both on the field and behind the scenes. We could use your help as well! Click a link below if you would like to make a tax deductible* donation. We can accept Visa, M/C, AMEX or Paypal, and of course you can always drop off a check!
*The Muchachos Inc is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) corp.