Program and Repertoire to be announced.
When your child decides to be part of a Drum Corps International corps, he/she is making a choice that requires a deep personal commitment that will require strength and focus. Facing new levels of responsibility, discipline and self-knowledge, they will gain values that will help them succeed in life.
Many of your questions about the Drum and Bugle Corps activity may be answered on an "Answers For Parents" page, on the Drum Corps International website.
Select Name for Email or Biography
|Jim Tabuchi||Executive Director||916-719-7368|
|JW Koester||Corps Director||408-921-6231|
|Diane Chin||Bingo Manager||916-919-5012|
|Cathy Sackett||Booster Manager||916-799-4953|
|Cris Flores||Personnel Manager||916-225-2599|
|Jerry Sackett||Transportation Manager||916-541-9430|
|Ike Jackson||Program Coordinator, Percussion Consultant|
|Key Poulan||Brass Arranger/Music Designer|
|Peter Beckhart||Drill Writer/Designer|
|Darren VanDerpoel||Percussion Arranger|
|Mario Ramirez||Color Guard Designer|
Founded in 1963, the Sacramento Mandarins provide the ideal balance of education, family values, personal time, and the blending of Asian traditions with drum corps. The Mandarins are committed to the growth of the lives of young people through a commitment to youth development and performance excellence while providing enjoyment for the Sacramento community and audiences worldwide.
Recent honors and awards of distinction: two-time recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Disney award, signifying outstanding achievement in educational and entertainment programs for youth; Drum Corps International Division III World Champions in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999; Drum Corps International Division II World Champions in 2001; Drum Corps International Pacific Division III Champions in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999, and DCI Pacific Division II California State Champions in 2000 and 2001; and Drum Corps International Division I Semifinalist in 2001, 2005, and 2006.
Look for the Mandarins to appear in a full slate of West Coast shows and a nationwide tour, including appearances at the DCI regionals in Palo Alto, San Antonio, and Atlanta on the way to Indianapolis, Indiana for the DCI World Championships.
Executive Director is Jim Tabuchi. Corps Director is JW Koester. The Mandarins are sponsored exclusively by their Parent Booster Club. For additional information about the corps, please contact Mandarins Public Relations.