TRADITION needs your help! In order to maintain our tradition of excellence, we depend heavily on the support of volunteers and Interns. Every year, parents, alumni, and other community members help make TRADITION’s success possible by donating their time and expertise to the organization in various ways. Many volunteers travel with the corps and have the opportunity to experience drum corps first hand and attend competitions free of charge. Others help out while we’re near their home area, or stop by on a rehearsal weekend. Whatever way can help, your assistance is crucial to our success.

This summer, we’re looking for help in the following areas

Food Crew

TRADITION would like to provide meals on rehearsal and competition days for approximately 128 members, staff, drivers, and volunteers. We want to stand up a foodservice crew to prepare and serve meals. All food wood be prepared onsite. A crew of 3-5 volunteers (or more!) at a time is needed to adequately staff the food crew. No cooking experience or expertise is required.

Merchandise Sales

Everywhere TRADITION travels, our merchandise travels with us, selling TRADITION merchandise to fans and supporters. The corps needs at least two (2) people to attend performances throughout the season to sell merchandise at every show.

Medical Proffesional

Are you a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional? If so, we need your help in dealing with the minor injuries and illnesses that members experience during rehearsals. Nurses and doctors who can be with us on the road for a few days or on rehearsal weekend willing to provide services to students when we’re in their home area.

Sewing Crew

Our uniforms require alterations and mending throughout the season. We need 2-3 people at a time to keep our uniforms in top shape for performances.

Prop Crew

A few hours of your time can make a huge difference when we’re rehearsing or staging for a performance.
To find out more about each of these positions, check out the TRADITION Volunteer Handbook Inside, you’ll find detailed descriptions of each volunteer position, information about what to expect if you join us, and answers to frequently asked questions about volunteering with the corps.


TRADITION internships offer candidates the opportunity to dig in and get their hands dirty learning, collaborating, working on real projects and experiencing what it's like to work at a DCA Open-Class organization. At Tradition we're passionate about providing an educational experience that is second-to-none. We work every day to expand our reach, improve our corps, and cultivate a healthy and vibrant organization. We're seeking great people who are passionate about life, music, and growing something from its very roots

Available Positions


Applicants should apply to the internship for which they are most qualified. Submitting applications for more than two (2) positions is discouraged. Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to [email protected] Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, October 31.


Positions are from November 18th 2018 – September 2nd, 2019 - weekends only, some weekday projects from home.


Unless otherwise noted, positions are based in the Greater Cincinnati Area.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. The Cincinnati Tradition Drum & Bugle Corps offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity

For even more information, or to let us know how YOU can help this summer, please email [email protected] TRADITION can’t do it without you!


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