Welcome to Arbella Brass


We are very excited to announce we have put together a performance ensemble, or “concert corps” that will meet 2-3 times a month with the aim to perform at such venues as Fenway Park and other cool events.

We are extremely fortunate to have  one of the best instructors in Drum Corps leading our ensemble –  Donnie MacTaggart.   We will be learning new music, with a focus on taking our musical skills to new heights!

Members must be committed to self-improvement including practicing at home or organizing sectionals! 


This group is going to be unlike any other alumni corps around!
Please join us and help spread the word!

We will need your email address to connect members to Google Classroom where music will be distributed.
Members should also friend Lauren Poussard to be added to our private Facebook Group for group notifications.


**Thanks to Covid, TBA.
In the interest of keeping everyone safe, we will be postponing rehearsals until we’ve established herd immunity…or we’ve all gotten it.  …whichever is first lol.


Danvers Community Access Television
87 Elm Street (2nd floor – elevators and plenty of free parking!)
Danvers, MA 01923

For “afters”, we go to the Berry Tavern, right on the major intersection in Danvers Square.
Click HERE for map.


    About Donnie

    Mr. MacTaggart has adjudicated marching band and drum & bugle corps programs throughout the United States and Canada and is a highly sought after clinician and judge. Since his days as a performer with the Revere, MA 27th Lancers, he has judged for Bands of America, Drum Corps International, Drum Corps Associates and many local and regional associations including a number of national championship shows.

    Don has written and arranged for many bands and drum corps. He has also served as program coordinator, staff coordinator and consultant. He is the former marching band director of Peabody, MA HS, and has most recently worked with the Norwood, MA HS program.

    Don is a member of the Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Fr. Robert Carr Exemplary Service Award. He is the former Music Education Director for the Massachusetts Judges Association and he is the current Judge Administrator for the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association.