Jim ‘Pop” Cossetti Jr. began his life-long association with drum and bugle corps at age 13, in 1934, playing with Sgt. Hamilton Fish Post VFW junior corps in Philadelphia. He was the Philadelphia City Individuals junior soprano champion from 1939–1941, and national individuals junior soprano champion in 1941. His quarter-century association with Archer Epler Musketeers began in 1962. While with the corps, he played soprano and mellophone, marched as color guard captain, and performed with the alumni corps until his passing in 1989.