From 1962 to 1965, Frank Barros was a snare drummer with two junior corps, the Golden Raiders and Verdian Vets. For the next four years, he drummed with the Whalers of New Bedford, and has been associated with the Rhode Island Matadors ever since, playing snare drum in 1975/’76 and from 1982 to 1999. He is the organizer of the individual percussion contests in the Eastern Massachusetts
Circuit. He taught the percussion sections of the Star Force of New Bedford and the Verdian Vets in the 1980s, and served as director of three different corps between 1973 and 1995: the Toreadors, Star Force and Dream Warriors, all of New Bedford. He is a member of the Matadors Hall of Fame.