2020 Season Auditions Begin in California and throughout the U.S.
The Mandarins are pleased to introduce our 2020 color guard team, led by returning Caption Manager Mario Ramirez. The 2020 color guard team returns the majority of last year’s amazing instructional staff; they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Mandarins and we look forward to the continuing opportunities that this instructional team will bring to the 2020 membership. Ramirez stated, “I am excited that the team that guided our color guard to an eighth place finish at last year’s DCI world championships is returning. Their knowledge and excellence are unmatched and 2020 should be another exciting year for the members.” “The experience and talent that this team brings to the Mandarins is amazing, and I look forward to watching the color guard as they continue to grow in 2020 and beyond,” stated Corps Director JW Koester. Program Director Ike Jackson added, “I am excited on the return of Mario and his team and I expect another exciting year of continued growth within the Mandarins drum corps. This is an exciting time for our organization as we continue to pursue excellence and creativity while presenting entertaining programs for our fans.”
The Sacramento Mandarins in 2019 achieved something that hasn’t been in done in about two decades. As a DCI Finalist in 2018, the Mandarins repeated for a Top 10 ranking for the second time in a row. The Mandarins are proud to have impacted the lives of thousands of youth, teaching them the values of respect, leadership, discipline, and good citizenship with a true sense of purpose.