In The News – Dinkel Series: Part VII – For The Love Of Music
The formation of musical organizations called Drum and Bugle Corps was an interesting phenomenon at a particular period of American history. They were not exactly marching bands, and they were not exactly military guards, but a combination of both types of traditions.
Research reveals that drum and bugle corps served as signaling units in the Civil War and in World War I. After armies began signaling the troops with radios, the drum and bugle units were not needed in war. As a result, the musical equipment was not useful to the branches of the service, and was instead sold to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations.
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