Are you interested in or thinking about joining the Mandarins for the 2020 season? Do you have questions? Ask them, and get answers in our 2020 Mandarins Interest Group Facebook page. Corps Director JW Koester will be pleased to provide more information or share some of our 2019 experiences. We look forward to hearing from
The Mandarins placed 10th at the 2019 Drum Corps International Championships. Their production, subTerra was an audience favorite all season long. With a highest-ever World Class score of 89.300, the Mandarins rank 10th of all drum corps worldwide. Thank you to all of our fans and volunteers who joined us in person or online as
It seems as if Mandarins Summer Academy was just yesterday, with a successful 2-day Guard Camp and 3-day Leadership Camp in June. Mandarins Fall Academy is making plans for its 12th year, continuing its partnership with the Sacramento State School of Music, and its location at Capistrano Hall on the campus of Sacramento State. Mandarins
Wow! Our amazing season just continues to get better and better. We just completed performing in our DCI (Drum Corps International) regionals of the season (San Antonio & Atlanta). We placed 10th at both events. This is pretty significant because, as a reference point, no drum corps in the past 16 years that was a first time finalist has
We’re almost there! Help the Mandarins win the DCI Drum Corps Challenge by propelling us to the DCI Finals in Indianapolis. Our rolling stock includes four buses, three tractor-trailers, three pickup trucks, and a kitchen crew vehicle. You can help fuel them by donating at bit.ly/Mandarins-Donations. All donations go directly to the Mandarins. DCI does not take
“Big, Loud & Live,” the cinema broadcast of the Drum Corps International World Championship Prelims, will return to select movie theaters across the nation on Thursday, August 8. The 16th annual event will feature DCI’s Top 15 corps competing live from Lucas Oil Stadium. “Big, Loud & Live” will be presented in more than 500
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