Ed Trainer was active in the drum and bugle corps community in New England for more than half a century. He served as director of the Braintree Class C and Class A junior drum and bugle corps from 1949 well into the 1960s and was both treasurer and director of Lieutenant Norman Prince drum and bugle corps. He devoted 35 years to the Eastern Massachusetts Drum and Bugle Corps Association, serving as treasurer and coordinator. He also served as an administrator on the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) executive board. He organized and ran the Princemen’s Drumfest contest for 12 years.