Charles Nabor began his drum corps career at the age of nine when he joined the Trinity Cadets of West New York. From 1915 – 1932, he served in the Marine Corps, retiring as a Sergeant Major. He won the National American Legion Individual Soprano Championship in 1937 and also held the VFW National title from 1937-1946. He was the VFW National Champion Drum Major from 1937 through 1941. Mr. Nabor was a long time Chief Judge and “ran” more than 1000 contests. He judged brass for the American Legion Nationals for 8 years. He instructed or advised more than 15 corps including Hawthorne Caballeros, Doremus, St. Vincent’s Cadets, Holy Name Cadets, New York Skyliners, and the Loretto Knights.