The World’s Premiere Drum And Bugle Corps App
At Fantasy Drum Corps, we develop apps catered to fans of drum and bugle corps and all other marching music organizations. We have a passion for drum corps and are developing a suite of apps that appeal to die-hard drum corps fans.
Compete against other drum corps fans in any DCI contest.
Predict placements for the competing drum and bugle corps.
You can predict the drum corps scores as well. Keep it exciting!
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Meet the Fantasy Drum Corps App Team
Fantasy Drum Corps knows what you want in a drum corps app. We know drum and bugle corps fans, because we are fans. Therefore, it is our mission to develop and design the best apps that you- the hard corps drum corps fan! Check here for the latest news in drum corps and app development.
Timothy R. Brandt
Lead iOS Developer
Timothy “T-Bone” Brandt was first introduced to drum corps his Freshmen year of high school, after his first band camp, when a friend in the drumline gave him a VHS tape of DCI Finals. His life would be forever altered after seeing Madison, Phantom Regiment, and of course, Star of Indiana, among other memorable performances. Thus, his drum corps obsession was born.
Tim first auditioned for the Glassmen Tenor Line as a 16-year-old in ’96’ but was eventually cut. Tim was determined to march that summer and discovered that VK had a spot in the pit open. He was soon off to Southern California to join Velvet Knights. Tim assumed the vaunted position of ‘rack boy’ in the percussion ensemble and enjoyed an amazing first year of drum corps, touring coast to coast, and learning so much from hacking every night directly on all surfaces of the tour bus with the other members.
Tim went on to march Tenors for the Phantom Regiment from ’98-2000, where they came in 4th in Percussion at DCI Finals. Tim has since transitioned back to fan and supporter of drum corps, taking a break from civilian life to win a DCI ring making grilled cheese for the corps in 2008.
In 2013, Tim started developing iOS apps, and while developing a simulated sports gambling game and browsing drum corps forums, thought of the idea to have apps for drum corps fans to be scored based on their predictions. Fantasy Drum Corps was born out of the idea to give drum corps fans a place to play social games relating to the actual events playing themselves out in DCI. Over the years, Tim has seen the demand for users doing exactly that in manual text form.
Tim hopes that you, the drum corps fan, enjoy what Fantasy Drum Corps has to offer and it’s up to the standard deserving from such an amazing activity that is Drum Corps and the amazing, passionate people that it attracts. There is so much more to come. We are just getting started!
Lead Android Developer
A hobbyist Android developer and DCI fanatic. Dylan is the youngest member of the team and will attend Texas A&M University to study aerospace engineering in the fall of 2017. His hobbies include film, videography, and drum corps. Born and raised in the Dallas / Fort Worth area of Texas, he feels lucky to have been within such a great center for music education.
Dylan got into app development during his sophomore year of high school by creating a number of simple one screen tools. Working on the Fantasy Drum Corps team has been a great experience for him. “I think the three of us mesh really well together, and it’s awesome that we’re all diehard drum corps fans,” stated Dylan, “When Tim and I started on the project and tested the waters, we knew we were going to be doing something really special for the DCI community.”
Committed to putting the community first, Dylan hopes that this app will spark further discussion and growth of drum corps and the marching arts. There’s no precedent for an application where everyone can submit predictions for drum corps, so he hopes to deliver a quality product that breaks waves. “We see people sharing their predictions on placements everywhere all the time in the community, even during the off season. This app helps to make that a fun experience.”
Although Dylan has not yet marched a season of drum corps, yet he is a strong follower of all things DCI-related. He holds no doubt that he will be a lifelong fan of drum corps. “I think the activity promotes so many great life lessons and disciplines and deeply inspires everyone that makes their way to a show.”
Dylan hopes to become a member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018.
Mike Krejci is a graphic designer, Entrepreneur, and father of a wonderful baby girl. Though he was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he toured across North America for eight consecutive seasons of drum corps. Mike describes every Drum Corps International season as, “Like the Superbowl is happening every day for me.” It’s that exciting!
Mike was first introduced to drum and bugle corps at the early age of 9 years old by participating in “The Troops,” a small parade drum corps based out of Cedar Rapids. At the age of 14, Mike started going to Nite Express drum and Bugle Corps camps. It was here that he developed a love for not only the corps he marched but for the whole drum corps activity.
Mike marched contrabass bugle for four seasons with Nite Express (1993-1996). Mike then marched with the Phantom Regiment for four seasons on contrabass. “Drum corps taught me to take care of myself,” Mike exclaims, “When I marched, I knew that I would be doing the hardest thing I had ever done, every day. Drum corps ultimately taught me that I could do anything if I worked hard enough. I can’t imagine what life would be like if I had never gone to my first camp.”
Now, Mike is a diehard drum corps fan. “There aren’t any corps I don’t enjoy,” he often exclaims. “When Tim contacted we to work on the app, I was beyond excited. There was no way I could say no.” Mike took on the role as the visual designer for the app. It made sense because he is the co-founder and creative director of Alphapom, a digital marketing firm, and TribeFinder, a global directory for holistic wellness practitioners.
Mike is pleased that you have chosen to use the app. “Thank you so much, everyone,” are Mike’s parting words, “If you enjoy the app, as much as we enjoyed creating it, I would love that. Much appreciated.”