Troopers Keeping "Bugle" in
America's Drum & Bugle Corps


Casper, WY: The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps of Casper, Wyoming have launched an ambitious program to raise the remaining $80,000.00 needed to purchase new bugles in the key of G, by December 2002. Over the last eight months, the corps has been involved in many fund-raising efforts, but need additional funds to meet this goal.

Said corps director, Mathew Krum; "Our corps has been making do‚ with a set of G horns for some time. The corps purchased some of the horns we are still using today in the early 80's and it's time we invest in a new set.

When asked about the key of the horns to be purchased, Krum replied, "Drum corps fans expect the Troopers to be traditionalist. The drum corps activity has evolved in the key of G and that's where we want to stay." He continued, "Besides, there is nothing like the wide open sound of a G bugle line."

Troopers BINGO, TPI sales and other annual events are adding cash to the Bugle Fund. Additionally, two events are presently underway which will also to add funds to the account, but still more help is needed. These events, a classic car raffle and drum corps memorabilia auctions on eBay, will conclude shortly. (For more information about these events, log on to the Troopers web site at For the remainder of the 2002 DCI Summer Music Games, the Troopers "Sheepwagon" souvenir truck will have a "Donation Barrel" seeking donations from drum corps fans.

If you would like to contribute to the Troopers Bugle Fund, the Troopers ask that you visit their website to download ( the Bugle Fund form. "No amount is too small, every bit helps us reach our goal." Krum added.

The Troopers will be purchasing: 20 sopranos, 10 mellophones, 20 baritones and 10 contra bass bugles as funds become available.


Pat Chagnon
Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps


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