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The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps is a All-Age Drum Corps performance organization based in Seymour, CT. The Corps prides itself in being the only World Class All-Age Drum Corps in New England, and draws its members from throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, as well as New York State and the New York City metro area.
Founded in Derby, Connecticut in 1932 as the John H. Collins American Legion Post Fife Drum & Bugle Corps, the Hurricanes transformed to the competitive arena in 1955 as a drum & bugle corps and became a charter member of Drum Corps Associates (DCA) in 1963. They reign as the oldest, continually active organization in the DCA.
The Hurricanes have won every major championship title in All-Age drum corps storied history, including three DCA World Championship titles. The Corps prides itself in being one of the most cutting-edge and entertaining groups in our activity. Year after year, the Corps performs with excellence and precision that consistently keep us in the forefront and upper echelon of the Drum Corps activity.
The official colors of the Hurricanes are green, black and white. In a nod to their weather themed name, they feature a lightning bolt prominently on their uniform.
The designated theme song identified with the Hurricanes is the theme from “The Magnificent Seven”
The official street beat of the Hurricanes is “Downfall of Paris” as well as the marching beat known as “The Horse Walk.”
The Corps song is sung to the melody of “They Call the Wind Maria.”
The Hurricanes are often introduced as “The Pride of Connecticut."