Joe McNaught served in every elected position in with the administration of Lt. Norman Prince (the Princemen) senior drum and bugle corps, including secretary, treasurer, president, instructor and music arranger. He was also an arranger for St. Thomas More Cadets and Immaculate Conception Reveries junior corps. He was the founder, director and arranger for the Norman Prince Alumni Chorus. He served as chair of the committee which arranged the Senior Corps Reunion (now known as the Great Alliance of Seniors, or GAS) of 1989. From 1961 to 1964, he judged horns and general effect horns for the All American Judges Association. His drum corps activities began when he joined the Immaculate Conception Grammar School Cadets, of Malden, Massachusetts in 1936, as a bugler.