James Cossetti began studying trumpet in 1959. In 1962 he joined the Archer Epler Musketeers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps as a solo soprano. In 1967 he played lead soprano and taught brass with Blue Rock Senior Drum & Bugle Corps. 1968 saw Jim teaching basic musicianship, reading, brass instrumentation and marching as staff member and Music Director of the Vanguard (Blue Rock) Drum & Bugle Corps of Wilm., DE He was a staff consultant to Mr. Ted Sciarra, Director, Blue Rock junior drum & bugle corps, which won three National Championships during this period. Jim was the Director of Archie from 1988-1995. In October 1990 Jim was selected as a member of the Great Alliance of Seniors Steering Committee and in January 1991 was elected the first President of this organization.