About Us

World Gone Mad Drum and Bugle Corps was formed in 2006 by the Reynolds’ and Mr. Biscuit to give hobbyist musicians the opportunity to perform for the public while allowing them to still have an outside life. WGM was designed with the hobbyist musician in mind:

  • No musical drama
  • Only 2 to 3 rehearsals or performances a month
  • Play heavy “metal” songs from the 60’s and beyond (nothing sounds better than having a large brass line playing music such as Freebird, Crazy Train, and Detroit Rock City)
  • Members age 18 and over accepted (with members younger than 18 being accepted with their parents)
  • Recent playing is not necessary; members have joined after breaks of 10 or more years.
  • No music memorization
  • No marching
  • Travel limited to events that are fun

WGM performs with:

  • Brasswinds (trumpets, mellophones, baritones, tubas, trombones, french horns, etc.)
  • Woodwinds (saxes, clarinets, etc.)
  • Marching Percussion (snares, tenors, basses, cymbals)
  • Electric guitars
  • Electric basses
  • Pianos
  • Drum Sets
  • Any other instruments that the members want to play

WGM has performed at:

Standstills

  • 23rd Street Renaissance Market Grand Reopening
  • Geeks Who Drink – Geek Bowl
  • Swamp Thing and Louisiana Crawfish Festival
  • Zombie Walk

Parades

  • A Dickens Christmas Parade
  • Chuy’s Christmas Parade (Televised)
  • New Orleans Mardi Gras

Performance Competitions/Festivals

  • Brass Hysteria
  • Brass on the Bayou
  • High School Marching Band Contest
  • TCGC Percussion/Color Guard Contest
  • Texas Drum Corps Preview

Athletic Competitions

  • Statesmen Capital 10K and Keep Austin Weird 5K Fun Run (reverse parades; we performing standing still, audience walks past)
  • Roller Derby (both flat track and banked track)
  • Womens Professional Football

World Gone Mad Rock & Roll Drum Corps (WGM), a fixture in the Austin, TX music hobbyist scene, is now expanding to Des Moines, IA!