Drum corps fans have been reading Bill Flaker’s show reviews and personality features for more than a quarter of a century, dating back to his first days as staff writer for Drum Corps World (DCW) in 1990. He is also currently staff writer with Drum Corps Associates (DCA) and has served on DCA’s public relations staff since 2012. He was the public relations coordinator with Connecticut Hurricanes from 2004 to 2011. He wrote the history of the Hurricanes for DCW’s History of Drum and Bugle Corps Volume 2. He marched in the Hurricanes world champion honor guard from 2003 to 2011. He was visual instructor for Connecticut Royal Lancers in the early 1980s and has served as visual judge with Eastern Marching Band Association. He is currently timing and penalty judge and show coordinator for Musical Arts Conference, which includes units from New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.