February 22, 2019

2017 Season Recap

The Rocketeers Drum & Bugle Corps completed its 2017 season by traveling to Indianapoli, IN to compete at the Drum Corps International SoundSport Championships where they earned a silver rating for their performance. Earlier in the season, the corps competed at the DCI Southeastern Championship in Atlanta, GA as a SoundSport team, earning a bronze rating.

The Rocketeers program was titled “The Fab Four” featuring music from The Beatles! Charts included, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “The Fool On the Hill”, and “The End”.

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate a video of our performance. In lieu of that, here are a few pictures from Indy courtesy of Chris Maher, corpsreps.com:


Above: Director Thomas Peterson welcoming the crowd to our show.

Above: Adam Eickelkraut during his mellophone solo in ‘The Fool on the Hill’.

Above: Sopranos Eddie Crosbie and Rachel Peterson.

Above: Baritones Connor Johnson, Bill Gullatt, and Roque Haines

Above (Left to Right): Neil Garner, Eddie Crosbie, Rachel Peterson, Adam Eichelkraut, Jerec Roberts, Kary Lyon, Jeremy Owens, Connor Johnson, and Bill Gullatt


About The Rocketeers

The Rocketeers Drum & Bugle Corps was founded in 2010 as an All-Age Mini Corps serving North Alabama and the surrounding area. The corps performs throughout the Tennessee Valley, bringing an awareness and appreciation of the drum and bugle corps activity to the general public through entertaining, musical performances. The Rocketeers are affiliated with Drum Corps Associates (DCA), DCI SoundSport and Small Drum Corps Association (SCDA).