Band on Steroids
1) Not owned by schools (Except for Spirit of JSU)
2) All Brass, Battery, Pit, and Guard. (I can thank god for no woodwinds)
3) Max of 135 people
4) Done all summer with competitions almost every day with a World Championship competition at the end
5) Shows can get to 13 minutes long and never go less than 10
6) We (Those who march it) actually care about it and are not as nerdy as band geeks
7) The fee for the whole summer can go $1000+ Pluse paying for the monthly camps before move-in
8) Constantly traveling across U.S. (Also exists in Europe and some Asian countries including Japan)
9) Music is harder (you have to try out to get into most of them)
10) Very few corps go less than 100 sets and one has gone nearly 300
11) Max age is 21 (22 under a certain condition)
12) The World Championship competitions can have up to or more than 40,000 people watching.
13) Music is never highschool style marching music; They never march "Ghetto" Style
14) Don't support anybody (Unlike bands who love their football teams and the teams hate them back)
15) Cooler to be in than marching band (more honor)
Person 1: So, you getting a job this summer?
Person 2: Nope, marchin' drumcorps
In modern times, marching band for people too stupid to spell properly - or care enough to use a spellchecker. Such people are usually woefully ignorant about a lot of other things too. Sometimes this is due to the presence and influence of mediocre teachers, purported leaders and even predators who use children for reasons of sexual or financial exploitation. All of these are very bad signs of something no one decent should want to be involved with. Unfortunately, these misspellings and contractions are also being intentionally used in order to further disguise fraud.
The use of the terms "drumcorps", "drumcorp", "drum corp" and "corp" are all signs of ignorance and a lack of respect for drum corps, drum and bugle corps and other genuine marching musical history.