Dave Hughes has played solo soprano horn with five different drum and bugle corps during a career that has extended across more than 40 years. He has been a member of the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni since 2003. Earlier, he performed as a soloist with York, Pennsylvania, White Roses for seven years, the United States Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps for four years, Baltimore Yankee Rebels for 16 years and Music Express for three years. He played soprano horn with Reilly Raiders for six years. He also taught the horn line of two of central Pennsylvania’s best-known corps: Hanover Lancers in 1974 and York White Roses in 1975. He served as choir director of St. David’s Evangelical Congregational Church for three years. The Evangelical Congregational Church began in the years after the American Revolution, to serve new communities as the frontier began moving westward.