Marking Time: A History of Drum & Bugle Corps in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Thank you for supporting this exciting project!

Since drum & bugle corps ended in Cedar Rapid years ago, its history has been held in the hands of individuals who happened to save documents, medals, photos, and uniform parts. As this generation departs, that knowledge will disappear. By preserving the stories of the people who contributed to drum & bugle corps, we continue the tradition of instilling pride in our community through this unique activity. Just as when a building is demolished, that history is forever gone, it's vital to capture the stories of these people before their stories are forever lost.

Please be sure to provide the following information in this form to ensure you are accurately recognized and necessary follow-up is completed.

  • For those who donate $100 or more, you will receive a complimentary copy of the history book! We need to know if you will be picking the book up on July 31 at the Tournament of Drums or if you will need it mailed to you. On the "Choose Amount" page, you will be asked to choose from the dropdown how you would like to receive the book. Check the "Write a comment" box if you would like to include a message to us.

  • Everyone who donates to this campaign by March 31 will be listed in the book as a donor. It is important that you tell us exactly how you would like your name to be listed. On the "Information" page, you will be given the opportunity to list how you would like your name to appear in the book.

  • If you prefer not to be listed in the book, be sure to check "anonymous."

Don't hesitate to communicate with us by emailing [email protected] If you would like to talk to someone directly, call Jenifer Vick at 319-241-4747 and she will be happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you for your support!

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        Rebecca Thomsen

        I was one of the first girls to be allowed in the Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. I have a lot of fond memories from that time.


        In the memory of Bob and Bonni Wyatt