Chuck Bishop is the only person to march as drum major with all three Hawthorne drum and bugle corps: the Muchachos, Caballeros, and Caballeros Alumni. He was an original member of the Muchachos in 1959, and served as color guard captain before becoming drum major for three years, starting in 1964. During his time with the corps, the Muchachos were Metropolitan Circuit champions three times, and the guard won the New Jersey state championship twice, including an undefeated year in 1963. He is a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1971. He was drum major of the Caballeros for two years before joining the service. Since then, he has also acted as Caballeros’ assistant director, member of the executive committee and assistant marching and manoeuvring instructor. He has also been the M and M and guard instructor with a number of New Jersey groups, including Bayonne Bridgemen, Bonnie Scots, CW Townsmen, Valley Grenadiers and Oakland Rangers.