OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPLIERS
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479
A J's Music Niagara Falls
Ryson's St Catharines
DEG - Dynasty Percussion and Brass
The Defenders Alumni Corps - Rockland Mass.
HORNS USED BY THE CORPS
Soprano Bugle - Soprano voice and it would be related to the trumpet
Mellophone Bugle - Alto Voice and it would be related to the mellophone in a marching band
- Can be a sub for the French Horn
Baritone Bugle - The Tenor Voice - would be related to the concert baritone, deep rich sound
ContraBass Bugle - The Bass Voice - would be related to the Tuba, but is bell forward & played from the shoulder
All the bugles are in the Key of G and use the same fingerings as the trumpet or treble clef baritone horn. The music is
all written in the treble clef.
Our horns are an eclectic collection that came from various sources, including donations and some Olds, King
Dynastys and Kanstuls both 2 and 3 valve that have been purchased from as far away as California and the east coast.
The soprano line is all 3 valve as are the mellophones and half of the Baritone line are playing on 3 valve.
Contras are still 2 valve.
DRUMS USED BY THE CORPS
The drum section is set up in the traditonal 1960's format of snare single tenor bass drum rudimental bass drum, cymbals. The section plays in the rudimental style of drumming.
GLOCKENSPIELS USED BY THE CORPS
The glocks used by the corps are from the UK and are of the lighter style.