Tim Darbonne began his performing career as a baritone player in the Erath High School Band from Erath, Louisiana. After graduating he went on to march Lead Euphonium with the 18 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and aged out in 2007 as a part of the corps' 12th DCI Championship. In 2011 Tim returned to Concord to join "BD" as a member of the visual staff, a position he holds to this day. During his seven years on staff the corps has won four DCI World Championships, four Best Visual Performance Awards, and has placed no lower than second overall.
Tim has designed for ensembles in 19 different states and 3 different countries. The ensembles he has designed for have earned numerous "Superior" ratings, "Best in Class" awards, State Champion awards, and BOA Regional Finalist awards. Tim made his drum corps design debut in 2011 with The Music City Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashville, Tennessee. He then went on to be the drill designer for Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, California in 2013 and 2014. Under Tim's tenure, Pacific Crest received it's highest placement and composite score in the corps' history. Tim was a co-founder of the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corps where he was also the Visual Designer/Supervisor in 2014 - 2015. In 2017, he designed the drill for the Long Island Sunrisers, a storied drum corps within the DCA Circuit. Tim was the drill designer for The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps during the 2018 season which was also the corps' highest placement and composite score in the it's history.
Aside from being purely a drill designer, Tim has also been a visual instructor/caption head for numerous nationally acclaimed high school bands including Flower Mound High School, Hebron High School, LD Bell High School, and the Blue Springs Golden Regiment. Prior to being asked to join The Blue Devils Visual Staff, Tim instructed the Academy, the Madison Scouts, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. He returned to the Academy in 2016 as a visual consultant and was part of the corps first appearance in DCI Finals competition, finishing 11th place overall. Tim is currently the Visual Coordinator/Caption Head for the WGI Independent World Silver Medalist Crossmen Winter Winds Ensemble from San Antonio, Texas.
Tim is an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and enjoys meeting up with fellow brothers to sing at any event possible. He currently lives in The Colony, Texas and in a rare moment of free time he can be caught at live sporting events, musical concerts, and embarrassing himself at Topgolf.