The Rocketeers is an all-age program of the North Alabama Drum and Bugle Corps Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving North Alabama and the surrounding area. Founded in January of 2011, The Rocketeers bring an awareness and appreciation of the drum and bugle corps activity to the general public through entertaining, musical performances. We are affiliated with DCI Sound Sport, Drum Corps Associates (DCA), and Small Drum Corps Association (SDCA).
The brass section performs on 3-valve, bell-front instruments, consisting of soprano, mellophone, baritone and contrabass – all in the key of G. The percussion section consists of snare, tenor, bass drums, cymbals and drum set.
For the 2017 season, The Rocketeers will have three performing ensembles!
DCI Sound Sport:
For the first time in corps history, The Rocketeers will be fielding a marching unit under DCI Sound Sport. This unit will travel to roughly four competitions across the southeast over the span of about a week. The week will conclude at the DCI Southeastern Regional in Atlanta, GA and then finish out the season at the DCI Sound Sport Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
The Rocketeers All-Age “Mini-Corps” has been the staple of the organization since its founding in 2011. Finishing 5th at the DCA Mini-Corps Competition in Rochester, NY the previous two years, the corps continues its tradition of performing crowd-pleasing music at a high level.
The Rocketeers Parade Corps is open to all members. Utilized as a great recruiting tool for the corps’ other groups, the Parade Corps has become a staple in Huntsville’s Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day parades.
Want to join the fun?
The Rocketeers are always looking for new members and support staff who want to be part of our organization.
For membership information, please fill out the Interest Form.