Tim Darbonne began his performing career as a baritone player in the Erath High School Band from Erath, Louisiana. He then went on to march Lead Euphonium with the 21 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps and aged out in 2007 as a part of the corps' 12th DCI Championship.  Tim returned to Concord in 2011 to join "BD" as a member of the Visual Staff. During his eight years on staff the corps has won five DCI World Championships, five Best Visual Performance Awards, and has placed no lower than second overall.

Tim has designed for ensembles in 23 different states, China, and Canada. His designs 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 up to that point 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 from 2014 - 2015. In 2017, he designed the drill for the Long Island Sunrisers, a storied drum corps within the DCA Circuit.

In addition to being a drill designer, Tim has also been a Visual Instructor/Caption Head for numerous nationally acclaimed high school bands in the BOA Circuit including The Pride of Broken Arrow, William Mason High School, Flower Mound High School, Hebron High School, LD Bell High School, Mustang High School, and the Blue Springs Golden Regiment. In the DCI circuit, he has also instructed the Academy, the Madison Scouts, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. In the WGI Circuit Tim was the Visual Coordinator/Caption Head for the Crossmen Winter Winds Ensemble from San Antonio, Texas leading them to a WGI Independent World Silver Medal in 2018. He was the Visual Caption Head of the Madison Scouts from 2020-2022 before returning to the Blue Devils Visual Staff in 2023.