Phil Dumond performed with three of the best-known junior corps in New Jersey in the 1960s, first playing soprano with St. Vincent’s Cadets of Bayonne when they won the American Legion national title and the Dream Contest championship, then playing baritone with St. Patrick’s Cadets of Jersey City and St. Lucy’s Cadets of Newark when they won a number of state championships. He also performed with competitive color guards in the 1960s. He played baritone with Hawthorne Caballeros from 1970 to 1974, then served as visual instructor for a number groups in New Jersey and New York, including Long Island Sunrisers. At the same time, he was Sunrisers’ public relations director. He won the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) title four times with Hawthorne and once with Sunrisers. He has played baritone as a member of Archer Epler Musketeers in the 1990s, and is a charter member of Hawthorne’s alumni corps.