Andy Yaracs was a veteran of drum and bugle corps activity when he was still a teenager. In 1941, at age 18, he was instrumental in organizing the Lyndora all-girls junior drum and bugle corps. Over the next two decades, he served as instructor, arranger, bus driver, mechanic, corps director and in many other positions. In 1966, he founded and became director of General Butler Vagabonds junior drum and bugle corps. In 1970, he organized the Vagabond Cadets for youngsters ages 7 to 12. At the turn of the century, he was still serving as president of the board of directors while also heading the weekly bingo games which are the main source of income for the corps. He helped organize the American Federation of Judges. He sponsored the Butler Sound Wave senior corps. He established a scholarship fund for Vagabond members. Over the years, he has provided food and accommodation at the Vagabond Center for travelling corps.