Mr. Mallen began his Drum Corps life as a snare drummer with Our Lady of Grace Fife, Drum, & Bugle Corps in 1934. As a junior he drummed with Hoboken Boys, Polish Falcons, & the Grand St. Boys. He was also the Drum Major for Oulton Kraft VFW in 1939-40. His Senior years were spent as a snare drummer with Phoebe Aperson Hearst, Hoboken, Consolidated Edison, Raymond A. Gabarina, & Hawthorne. He was the Drum Instructor for Harry Vandermocher, Colonial D&B Corps, St. Joseph’s Cadets, Greenwood Lake All Girls, C&W Townsmen, Hoboken, Consolidated Edison, Young Post, Lenape Lancers, and The Presidents. From 1950-69 he was the Chief Drum Examiner for the Eastern States Judging Association.