Corps Information UnbreakABLE: The Human Spirit Is Limitless

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Our 2014 Production is entitled "UnbreakABLE: The Human Spirit Is Limitless."

Just as steel and diamonds undergo extreme temperature, pressure, and the most intense circumstances, leaders of humanity were forced to endure extreme situations, yet were able to pave the way for positive, worldly change. There are many people throughout history who had to experience torture, humiliation, and oppression in their lives, but rather than choosing vengeance and retaliation as their solution, each rose above their adversity to lead through inspiration, perseverance, and personal resolve.

“The idea of UnbreakABLE comes from the questions, ‘What on this earth is unbreakable? What is unwavering?’ And the unanimous answer is, ‘The human spirit.’ We see it in history, we experience it within ourselves, and we witness it every day in the smallest of places. Simply put, UnbreakABLE is about the ability to endure,” said Music Coordinator and Percussion Arranger Tony Nunez.

“We will explore the deep emotional range of individuals who chose a path of love, peace and hope when the world could have hardened and altered them,” said Program Director Key Poulan. Through the metaphor of forged steel and brilliantly cut diamonds, the show will explore how the most incredible leaders have become timeless symbols of strength, power, and positive change.

Answers for Parents

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.

Meet Our Staff

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Jim Tabuchi Corps Director 916-719-7368
Raymond Mar Advisor  
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
PROGRAM DESIGNERS AND ARRANGERS
Key Poulan Program Director
Tony Nunez Music Coordinator and Percussion Arranger
Kevin Shah Front Ensemble Arranger
Allexis Holland Visual Design and Color Guard
Drew Farmer Visual Coordinator and Drill Designer
INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
PERCUSSION BRASS VISUAL COLOR GUARD
Sean Womack
Caption Head
Dr. Dan Fong
Co-Caption Head
Ron Munekawa
Caption Head
Allexis Holland
Caption Head
 
Mark Hunter
Asst. Caption Head
Santiago Sabado
Co-Caption Head
Chris Huebschle
Visual Technician
Eryn Boone
Co-Caption Head
 
Robert Bowen
Percussion Mgr.
Larrie Dastrup
High Brass Tech
Chris Baudino
Visual Technician
Jackie Wong
Technician
 
Ezekiel Lanser
Battery Tech
Taylor Haugland
High Brass Tech
Gene Monterastelli
Visual Consultant
Austin Miller
Weapon Choreog.
 
Matt Ponce
Snare Tech
Mark Trulson
Low Brass Tech
Justin Mons
Technician
Becca Vogt
Flag Tech
 
Matt Howell
Snare Tech
Milt Gee
Low Brass Tech
Micah Fisher
Technician
Erin White
Dance Tech
 
Will Ryder
Snare Tech
Chris Langton
Low Brass Tech
Matthew Robeson
Technician
Kayne O'Brien
Flag Choreog.
 
Eric Brown
Tenor Tech
Taylor Fong
Low Brass Tech
Brian Mora
Technician
Kalei Cablay
Guard Intern
 
Ryan Yee
Tenor Tech
Key Poulan
Brass Consultant
Joseph Hayes
Technician
   
Nick Lawler
Bass Tech
Chris Nalls
Brass Consultant
Chris DaPrato
Conditioning
   
Aaron Ferris
Bass Tech
Marvin Reed
DM Coord.
     
Otto Peralta
Bass Tech
     
Art Nunez
Cymbal Tech
     
Ernie McLaurin
Cymbal Tech
     
Reuben Rodriguez
Front Ens. Tech
     
Marcus Neudigate
Front Ens. Tech
     
Phil Idell
Front Ens. Tech
     
     

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 Bloomington, Indiana for the DCI World Championships.

Corps Director is Jim Tabuchi. The Mandarins are sponsored exclusively by their Parent Booster Club. For additional information about the corps, please contact Mandarins Public Relations.

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