In 1930 Montpelier Post #3 started a Drum & Bugle Corps and won a First Place that year. Also that year the team had to all grow a mustache.
In 1931 Montpelier Post #3 Drum & Bugle Corps won the computation in Barre, Vermont and went on to the National Convention in Detroit to march in the parade, and on the return from convention they were welcomed by the City Of Montpelier and marched in the rain on the streets of Montpelier. Montpelier’s Drum & Bugle Corps won several First Places from 1930 to 1934. In Lake Placid, NY in 1934 they did a 14.4 out of 15 points in marching and won the overall competition.