Drum Corps Disposable Camera Project

This summer, we're sending 25 disposable cameras out to members, staff, and fans of Drum Corps. The goal is to capture new stories from new perspectives, to better encapsulate the story of each season in the History Books.

The Jagged Line, as documented on a rehearsal day by  Jeremy Hunter

The Jagged Line, as documented on a rehearsal day by Jeremy Hunter

In an era of smart phones and unlimited cloud storage, we take more photos than ever. While this makes it easier than ever to share our stories with the world, we see two inherent issues with it.

  1. It leads to a less thoughtful approach to taking photos. With how easy it is to document every moment, we’re quick to pull out our phones and snap something without putting much thought into it.

  2. We try to make everything look more polished and perfect than it is. Didn’t like the lighting or expression in one photo? Not a problem, just delete it from your camera and take another.

By limiting the number of photos to 27 shots per camera, our goal is to promote a thoughtful, authentic approach to storytelling within the Drum Corps activity. And to have fun while we do it!

Session 44 Rehearsal - Photo submitted by  Nicole Oliva

Session 44 Rehearsal - Photo submitted by Nicole Oliva

We’ll be interviewing each participating photographer about their experience, along with featuring their images across social media and our website. Stay tuned throughout the summer and beyond to see the Marching Arts from an all new perspective

Crossmen 2013 Battery Rehearsal - Image Captured by  Zach Ashcraft

Crossmen 2013 Battery Rehearsal - Image Captured by Zach Ashcraft

While we’ve limited the number of cameras to 25 due to cost, if you’d like to participate in or contribute to this project, please contact us here or through social media. We’d love to feature your work!