NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Muchachos performing at CYO Nationals Tribute show  - Quincy, MA - August 4, 2016
In exhibition at CYO Nationals Tribute
show in Quincy, MA August 4, 2016
Photo credit: Pat Chagnon

Seeking musicians and performers to join our All-Age Corps for the 2021 performance season!

  • Are you a current musician or a musician who has not played in awhile and are interested in playing in an ensemble?
  • Are you a performer in a winter guard or in winter percussion and would like to continue performing during the summer months?
  • Would you like to spend some time around really nice people and experience the excitement of performing in front of adoring crowds?
  • Have you ever wanted to join a drum corps but are not sure how?

The Muchachos will be hosting a FREE open house for prospective members, friends, and family on Sunday, November 15th, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Brady Sullivan Tower, 1750 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. All are welcome!

Low Tuition • No Auditions • Family Friendly

Come learn about the corps, talk with staff, get your questions answered, and hang out with a really great group of people. There is no fee to attend the open house.

As a true all-age corps, members are as young as 14 and as old as late 60's. Under the age of 14, members may be eligible to participate in parades. There is no upper age limit.

Scan the QR code below to register! This will allow us to take measures to ensure all social distancing guidelines are in place.

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Download our Open House flyer as a reminder or to give to family and friends.

Any questions? Feel free to email the Corps Director Carolyn Surrell at, call us at (978) 743-9584 or connect with us on Facebook.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House!

Added: October 29, 2020


The Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps has an opening for a color guard caption head for the 2020/2021 season.

The Corps is looking for an individual interested in teaching and building a color guard program in the Manchester NH area. The Corps is an all age drum and bugle corps that participates in DCI shows, parades and other performance opportunities in the New England area. Prospective candidates must be able to teach members 14+ years old. You must be able to commit to a year-round part-time schedule or as much rehearsal as possible.

September – March rehearsals are Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. April – June rehearsals are Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. Will consider candidates with DCI, DCA, WGI, marching band, independent, high school, and college experience(s).


  • Teach choreography, foundational skills, flag and rifle work to all levels of students from beginner to advanced
  • Choreograph and produce routines for parades, special events and activities as required
  • Coordinate operational aspects of the Muchachos Colorguard including managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required
  • Assist in teaching the entire Corps choreography and performance skills as needed; the Corps as a whole is working towards participating in Soundsport.
  • Assist running full Corps ensemble
  • Ensure and uphold a safe fun educational environment for all Muchachos members through coaching and team building
  • Assist with recruiting new members for the Corps and especially the color guard
  • Assist in logistical planning for the Corps, in conjunction with the instructional staff.


  • Experience in color guard, dance performance or related field
  • Equivalent professional experience considered.
  • Potential for or an already established reputation as a color guard coordinator.
  • Evidence of excellence or genuine interest in teaching.
  • Ability to work effectively with a small team


Instructors are paid on a per rehearsal basis for instruction and events you attend with the Corps.

Download a copy of this posting for your convenience. Please share with others who may be interested.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and relevant performance samples to the Corps’ Director Carolyn Surrell at

Added: October 29, 2020

Ron "Mr. C" Cloutier, Muchachos Quartermaster and former Corps Director, passed September 17, 2020

Ron L. Cloutier
Ronald L. Cloutier

It is with great sadness that the family of Ron "Mr C." Cloutier announce that he passed Thursday morning, September 17, 2020, after a brief stay at the Hospice House in Merrimack NH.

"Mr. C" was born in Manchester on January 30, 1932 the son of Germain and Aurore (Jean) Cloutier.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for Amoskeag Beverages.

He was a long time Parishioner of Parish of the Transfiguration, a member of the American Legion Jutras Post 43, the American Legion Riders and served 55 plus years with the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps, as Quartermaster, Corps Director and Staff Member during his tenure.

Family members include his wife of 67 years, Lorraine (Coulon) Cloutier of Manchester, six children, 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 brother.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin Cloutier and 2 brothers, Robert and Raymond Cloutier.

Walk through calling hours with masks will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow, Tuesday at 11:00 am in Parish of the Transfiguration, Kelley St.

Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s name may be made to the American Legion Jutras Post 43, 56 Boutwell St., Manchester, NH 03102 or to The Muchachos Inc., 1750 Elm St., Box 902, Manchester NH 03104.

For more information and online guestbook please visit

Added: September 18, 2020

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Updated: February 7, 2020


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 send a check!

Thank you!


*The Muchachos Inc is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) corp.

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