Class of 2022 and 2023 Announced At the Mandarins’ 60th Anniversary Gala, Joseph Fong, Sy Miyasato, Mike Jan, and Kitty Chow were inducted into the Mandarins Hall of Fame for the Class of 2022 and 2023. They’ve given the Mandarins several decades of experience and volunteer effort to help make the organization what it is
Annually, Mandarins corps members choose one of their own to receive the Outstanding Member award. This award is given in memory of Joe Fong, our 1976 recipient. That year, the Mandarins repertoire included music from The Wiz, and these lyrics are engraved on a perpetual trophy displayed at the Mandarins Event Center: “If you believe
Join us at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 16th, at the Mandarins Event Center, 9792 Business Park Dr, in Sacramento, CA to celebrate sixty years of Mandarins! This event will be catered and will celebrate Ye-Wah/Mandarins history, past, present, and future, featuring historical memorabilia, live music, and a special performance of the Mandarins Alumni Corps! Tickets
JW Sums Up the 2023 Season Wow, wow, WOW!!! I don’t have any other way to describe the 2023 season. When the design team finished putting together the show, we knew we had created something good. But we didn’t know just how good IT would be. The corps members were solid as performers. But we
At the 2023 DCI Semifinals, JW Koester was awarded the Dr. Bernard Baggs Leadership Award, recognizing him as the World Class Director Of The Year, as voted upon by all other World Class corps directors. Mandarins corps members and staff were on the field to watch JW receive the award; their chants of “J-Dub! J-Dub!
Greetings all! This month’s article is literally being written as I ride the bus to Monroe, LA. at 1:30 am in the morning. Why? Because you write things when you have the time to do so, and this is the time, with everyone asleep. Our tour has gone extremely well for the drum corps, and