2017 Mandarins Audition Info Available Soon!

Video UpdateWe completed our successful DCI Tour in August. All images copyright 2016 Chris Maher.
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News / what's new as of 9.17.16 ~ 5:25 p.m.
9/17/16 - 2017 Brass and Visual Caption Heads Announced

Caption Heads Chris Tomsa, Mark Trulson, and Michael Samson named to 2017 staff.
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9/16/16 - Darren VanDerpoel and Mario Ramirez on 2017 Staff

Welcome Darren VanDerpoel, Percussion Arranger, and Mario Ramirez, Color Guard Designer.
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9/15/16 - Mandarins Academy Begins 9th Year

The Mandarins Academy began its 9th year on September 11, 2016.
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9/14/16 - Key Poulan and Peter Beckhart on 2017 Staff

Announcing Key Poulan as Brass Arranger, and Peter Beckhart as Drill Writer for 2017.
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9/10/16 - Ike Jackson, Program Coordinator & Percussion Consultant

Announcing Ike Jackson as 2017 Program Coordinator and Percussion Consultant.
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9/3/16 - Mandarins Academy 2016 Staff Announced

The Mandarins announce the Mandarins Academy Educational Staff for 2016.
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8/21/16 - Mandarins 2017 Interest Group on Facebook

We've created a Mandarins 2017 Interest Group on Facebook.
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8/15/16 - Mandarins Academy Announces 2016 Schedule

The Mandarins Academy begins it's 2016 season in September.
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8/14/16 - High Scores at DCI Championships

The Mandarins scored 81.20 at the DCI Semifinals in Indianapolis.
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7/26/16 - Saluting our Student Leaders

Saluting Kelley Ho, Emalyn Atkins, Jesusalberto Muniz, and Logan Weekly-Wilson
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7/25/16 - Battle Royale with Academy and Pacific Crest!

Arizona Academy and Pacific Crest are in a fundraising battle with the Mandarins.
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7/21/16 - Challenges Don't Stop Journey to Championships!

We're off to a fantastic start to DCI Tour, even with a major challenge along the way.
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6/24/16 - DCI Capital Classic on Saturday, July 9

See the Mandarins perform at their last California show before heading on national tour.
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6/12/16 - Family Day on June 18

Come to Mandarins Family Day on Saturday, June 18 at Monterey Trail High School.
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5/26/16 - DCI Capital Classic

Our DCI Capital Classic show coming up on Saturday, July 9.
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5/25/16 - 2016 Production Announced

We announce our 2016 Production, Forbidden Forest.
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4/27/16 - Prop Up the Mandarins on the Big Day of Giving

Donate, and your name will be added to a 2016 show prop!
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3/25/16 - Mandarins Receive Grant from the Point West Rotary Club

The Point West Rotary Club donated funds towards new uniform bibs for the corps.
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3/5/16 - Mandarins an SVP Fast Pitch Winner

The Mandarins won a Random Act of Kindness award from Social Venture Partners.
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1/28/16 - Mandarins Alumni Bingo Night

A great way for Mandarins alumni to support the corps!
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1/14/16 - Mandarins 2016 Parents Facebook Group

Parents, is your child marching with us this season? Join the 2016 Parents Facebook page.
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1/8/16 - The Mandarins Choose Innovative Percussion

The Mandarins are added to Innovative Percussion's artist family.
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1/3/16 - Mandarins Academy at Sacramento Kings

The Mandarins Academy performs at the Kings vs Suns game.
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12/9/15 - 2016 Brass Leadership Team Announced

Chris Tomsa, Dr. Larry Markiewicz, Dr. Dan Fong, and Mark Trulson comprise our Brass team.
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11/19/15 - Brent Dunlap Named Color Guard Caption Head

The Mandarins announce Brent Dunlap as our Color Guard Caption Head for 2016.
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11/8/15 - Andy Mroczek Named Color Guard Choreographer/Designer

The Mandarins announce Andy Mroczek as our Color Guard Choreographer/Designer for 2016.
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11/3/15 - Semi-Finalists in Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch

The Mandarins are semi-finalists in Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch, to get our message out to Sacramento-area investors and business leaders.
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10/2/15 - 2016 Season Auditions Begin November 28 and 29.

Auditions are November 29-29 in Sacramento, and December 6 in SoCal, Atlanta, and Houston
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9/22/15 - J.W. Koester Named Mandarins Corps Director

Jim Tabuchi continues as Executive Director, focused on growing the Mandarins.
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8/30/15 - Premier Staff Added to the Mandarins Academy

The Mandarins Academy adds Director Milt Gee, and Assistant Director Marvin Reed to staff.
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8/7/15 - John Chow Named DCI Volunteer of the Year

At the DCI Championships, John Chow was named a DCI Volunteer of the Year.
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7/31/15 - DCI Field Pass Podcast

DCI's Dan Potter talks with Mandarins Executive Director Jim Tabuchi about this year's show.
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7/7/15 - Founding Member Frank Lim Passes

Frank Lim helped found the Mandarins in 1963.
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5/10/15 - Thank You to our Paint Crew

Thanks to our paint crew volunteers who stayed awake all night to paint our Bingo Center.
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5/1/15 - The BIG Day of Giving

On May 3, from midnight until 11:59 pm, make an online donation to enrich the lives of many.
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11/8/14 - Supervisor Jimmie Yee Retires

1963 Ye Wah/Mandarins member Jimmie Yee retires from public service.
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9/7/14 - Guard Reunites After 33 Years

1978-81 Mandarins Color Guard alumni held their first reunion this month.
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8/16/14 - Mandarins Entertainment with Oakland Raiders

Mandarins Entertainment drummers will perform at Oakland Raiders games this season.
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5/11/14 - Mandarins Bingo Manager Janet Wong Passes

The Mandarins' beloved Bingo Manager, Janet Wong passed away on Mother's Day.
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3/7/14 - Got e-Waste? Recycle and Benefit the Mandarins

Easily recycle your e-waste without hauling it to a recycler.
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01/01/14 - Ray Mar Announces RetirementMandarins Executive Director Ray Mar announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2014
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11/11/13 - Volunteer Shuttle Drivers NeededWe're seeking volunteer drivers to shuttle corps members to and from the airport, train, and bus station during audition and corps camps.
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9/22/13 - Mandarins Celebrate a Magical Golden Anniversary

Generations of alumni came together to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
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7/21/13 - Volunteer for B-I-N-G-O!

Help the corps by volunteering to work at our Bingo sessions.
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6/27/13 - Mandarins Introduce New Uniforms

We continue our 50th Anniversary with the introduction of new uniforms.
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6/25/13 - Destination America - Journey of the Paper Sons

Our 2013 show opened to wide acclaim. Come see it at our next two local events in July.
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