Case Study: The Jersey Surf model of drum and bugle corps – part 2

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Read Part 1 — Given those sorts of struggles on top of other small or big struggles that they face, questions arise: should they have stayed in open class? should they have reached for a longer term goal of becoming world class but with more of a full tour model? is this “in between” model that they’re employing a failed model for the world class paradigm? The answers to these questions are difficult to answer […]

Case Study: The Jersey Surf model of drum and bugle corps – part 1

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The Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps are in their cinderella year in World Class this year, and as an individual who has some personal investment in the corps as a former staff member and the mentor of one of the current staff members who likes to chat it up with me, i felt like it was worth doing a writeup of their unique position in the world of DCI and drum corps of today. […]