Father Smalley began his Drum Corps life in St. Vincent’s Cadets drum line in 1940. He marched until he aged out in 1948. He then marched with the Doremus Post as a senior. He returned to St. Vincent’s to be the Drum Instructor and GE Drill & Music Assistant & Business Manager. He was the Director, Drill, Drum & GE Music Instructor for St.Vincent’s Girls’ Corps from 1946-49. He instructed Drill, Drums, and GE Music for St. Joseph’s Cadets from 1946-61. Fr. Smalley was also on the Organization Committee for the Dream Contest. He has been the DCA Chaplain since 1992.