is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of one of the world’s largest Bavarian festivals! An integral part of the 10 day festival and major centre piece of the planned celebration is the Oktoberfest / Thanksgiving Day Parade.

To help commemorate this celebration, a group of enthusiastic local friends of drum and bugle corps have gotten together to assemble a One Performance All Star Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps to perform in this great parade on Monday October 8, 2018. 

- Remember when you were young(er) and involved in competitive drum corps?

- Remember the great comraderies that were forged and the great memories you had?

- Would you like to re-connect with your past drum corps roots?

- Performing one more time with your favorite old friends and colleagues?

- Feel like you’re not quite “over the hill”?

Chops or no chops you know this would be a great opportunity to give it one more go!

This is for you!

A dedicated group of well-seasoned locals has formed a committee to plan, design, execute and deliver the best performance program ever, guaranteed to create the finest most exciting All Star Drum & Bugle Corps ever showcased in the annual festival parade.... quite possibly the entire province of Ontario!

The chosen name for the corps.... 

O K T O B E R C O R P S 

Ontario’s All Star Drum & Bugle Corps!

Upcoming Events

June 23rd - Optional Colour Guard Sectional - A and B

Kitchener- @ Budd Park

10:00am to 3pm (1111 Homer Watson Blvd, Kitchener N2C 2P7)

Bring a water bottle, Sun Screen, etc...  We will break for an hour for lunch so either bring something or there are options close by

July 1st (Full Participation fee Due)

At this time, we will be looking for the second installment of $125 to participate.

This inclusive fee covers the cost of renting rehearsal facilities, the banquet dinner and social at Queensmount Lions Club Fest Hall, Commemorative OktoberCorps uniform jacket and cap, and admission to Queensmount Lions Club Fest Hall after the banquet/social.  It also covers the costs of music licensing, insurance, flags, float coverings and trailer/transportation rentals.

E-Transfer the remainder of your Fees to: fees@oktobercorps.com 

Password: Parade 

September 9th - Optional Rehearsal - Brass and Marching Percussion

Kitchener - 10:30am to 4pm (Rehearsal Site sent via email)

Bring your music, music stand, water bottle.  We will break for an hour for lunch so either bring something are there is a options close by

October 6th - Rim Park, Waterloo ON

Rehearsal will be held @ 1pm-4pm at the indoor soccer field.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you will be standing for long periods of time.


2001 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON N2K 4K4 

Last Rehearsal - October 7th - TBC, Waterloo ON

TBC - 12pm - 3pm