About - Our Instruments

Horns Used By The Corps

Soprano Bugle - Soprano voice which would be related to the trumpet

Mellophone Bugle - Alto Voice 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. We have 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 sopranos, mellophones and baritones are all 3 valve bugles.
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 and 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. They are similar to a xylophone and played with a single mallet. They reinforce the melody played by the sopranos and at times will play a solo.

--Supported By--

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479 - Spring St. Niagara Falls
The Ontario Trillium Foundation