Thank you for visiting our website. It is dedicated to the Alumni Members, Staff, and Management of the Giles Yellow Jackets Drum & Bugle Corps. The site is a work-in-progress and there will be additions of new features, articles, photos, memories and stories, as time goes on. So please check back often.
We will also feature any Drum Corps that are interested in joining in on our website.
The Yellow Jackets were the first African American competitive Drum Corps in the United States, and in the coming months we will feature information not only about the Yellow Jackets Corps but also on many of the Corps that we have met on our journey as an active Corps from 1931 to 1965 and after.
"Mr. John M. Turner was the "early life experience" motivator of his time. He was an honorable man who saw the talent in Black youth and who gave guidence and inspiration to the teenagers of that era of times which helped to prepare them to meet the challenages of the future.
Thereby achieving success in their own right in the field of music as well as other professional acheivements in life. I personally would like to say, 'Thank You Mr. Turner' Better late than never. " says Lowell "Cookie" Thomas.
If you were or if anyone you know was a marching member or affiliated with the Yellow Jackets please contact us as soon as possible. We would like to have everyone included in this website.
We welcome submissions of photos, articles, and memories that any of our Drum Corps brothers and sisters may have to share with us. We would also appreciate it if you would sign our guestbook and leave any comments you may have. Thank you ... and come back often.