Learn more about the heartbeat of the Marching Pirates.

The Rhythmic Force

The East Carolina University Marching Pirates Drumline is the rhythmic force behind the ECU Marching Pirates. Consisting of about 30 members, the ECU Drumline represents a large section of the ECU Marching Pirates’ roughly 250 member band. Along with providing entertainment at athletic events, the ECU Marching Pirates Drumline perform in exhibition at various high school marching band contests throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.  In addition, they assist in hosting ECU Band Day, an annual massed-band show, that includes more than thirty high school bands performing at halftime with the ECU Marching Pirates. The ECU Marching Pirates Drumline, along with the ECU Marching Pirates, plays an active role in recruiting for the university.

Instructors for the drumline are Alvin Taylor and Aaron Kingsberry.

Interested in joining the drumline? Audition dates for 2024 are July 8 and July 27, and you can register here. Please contact Dr. Busuito with any questions!

East Carolina University Drumline

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