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In a field, buried and forgotten, the Terracotta Warriors slept for centuries, waiting for the call to arise and defend their emperor.

Share the experience with the Mandarins as they resurrect a mighty army sculpted with dedication to bring honor and glory to Xi'an.

I. THE AWAKENING
At the call of the ceremonial drum, the stone is rolled away and the terracotta army rises.

II. WARRIOR
An army cannot exist without a leader and the emperor's daughter emerges to gain the trust and support of the powerful ranks that unite under her command.

III. THE DYNASTY OF THE EMPEROR
Under the new regime, the warriors undergo rigorous training so they are prepared for battle.

IV. FOREVER IN STONE
The Terracotta Army stands with honor before the power and majesty of the emperor. They exist to defend him here and in the afterlife, forever in stone.

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 Executive 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 Coordinator, Music Director, Brass Composer/Arranger
Tony Nunez Percussion Design Consultant
Lorenzo Medrano Visual Coordinator
Peter Weber Drill Designer
Sean Womack Percussion Caption Head / Front Ensemble Arranger
Mark Hunter Percussion Co-Caption Head / Battery Arranger
Robert Bowen Percussion Co-Caption Head / Percussion Design Consultant
Allexis Holland Visual Design and Color Guard
INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
PERCUSSION BRASS VISUAL COLOR GUARD
Sean Womack
Caption Head
Dr. Dan Fong
Co-Caption Head
Ron Munekawa
Caption Head
Allexis Albaugh
Caption Head
 
Mark Hunter
Co-Caption Head
Santiago Sabado
Co-Caption Head
Chris Huebschle
Co-Caption Head
Kayne O'Brien
Choreographer
 
Robert Bowen
Co-Caption Head
Ben Fong
High Brass Tech
Gene Monterastelli
Visual Consultant
Teighlor Young
Choreographer
 
Matt Jordan
Perc Consultant
Taylor Haugland
High Brass Tech
Chris Baudino
Visual Technician
Kalei Cablay
Technician
 
Matthew Howell
Snare Tech
Olin Hannum
High Brass Tech
Justin Mons
Visual Technician
Becca Vogt
Technician
 
Ryan Ringold
Tenor Tech
Gary Ortega
High Brass Tech
Micah Masterson
Visual Technician
Sarah Chilcote
Movement Chor.
 
Jake Little
Quad Tech
Tim Weiss
High Brass Tech
Matthew Robeson
Visual Technician
   
Taylor Poole
Quad Tech
Brooke Wolford
High Brass Tech
Brian Mora
Visual Technician
   
Vanessa Gomez
Bass Tech
Shawn McElhaney
High Brass Tech
Joseph Hayes
Visual Technician
   
Nelson Martinez
Bass Tech
Mark Trulson
Low Brass Tech
Nick Kinavey
Visual Technician
   
Aaron Ferris
Bass Tech
Milt Gee
Low Brass Tech
Garrison Walker
Visual Technician
   
Ernie McLaurin
Cymbal Tech
Chris Langton
Low Brass Tech
Mary Cowperthwait
Visual Technician
   
Ohnyale Patterson
Cymbal Tech
Thor Strombom
Low Brass Tech
Chris DaPrato
Conditioning Coach
   
Colin Slavin
Cymbal Tech
George Miles
Low Brass Tech
     
Art Nunez
Battery Visual Tech
Key Poulan
Brass Consultant
     
Marcus Neudigate
Front Ens. Tech
Marvin Reed
DM Coord.
     
Shelby Shelton
Front Ens. Tech
Eddie Pineda
DM Coord.
     
Rueben Rodriguez
Front Ens. Tech
     
Brandon Amaral
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 Indianapolis, Indiana for the DCI World Championships.

Executive 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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