Between 1955 and 2000, Art Kurth played soprano and lead soprano with many of the top corps from the midwest, including the Windy City Cadets, Cavaliers, Skokie Indians, Con Edison, (Boys) Spirit of 76, Chicago Vanguard and the Kilties and Midwest Legends senior corps. He also marched for a time in the senior Kilties honor guard. He was director of Spirit of 76 senior corps and served on the board for 12 years. He was instrumental in arranging senior corps involvement in Drum Corps Midwest (DCM) activities. As a volunteer, he taught the brass sections of several corps including New Day, Racine Scouts and the Guardsmen.