Premier World Class Drum Corps Event is Back in Sacramento!

Sacramento Mandarins to host prestigious DCI Capital Classic Show, July 8, 2022

Sacramento will be the place to experience the grandest musical event this summer. The Sacramento Mandarins are proud to announce it will be hosting the DCI (Drum Corps International) Capital Classic show on July 8, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm, at CSUS’s Hornet Stadium, featuring some of the best drum corps in the nation.

The Mandarins have hosted the DCI Capital Classic Drum Corps show since its inception in 2012. But for the first time, the event lineup will include four World Class corps: the Mandarins (2-time Top 10 DCI Finalist), the Blue Devils (19-time DCI Champion), Santa Clara Vanguard (7-time DCI Champion) and Southern California’s Pacific Crest (Multi-year DCI Semi Finalist), along with four of California’s best Open Class corps. This year at California State University, Sacramento – Hornet Stadium, guests will be treated to a larger venue able to hold thousands of spectators, perfect for high energy, captivating performances, VIP seating, delicious food from locally sourced food trucks, and a special encore performance by the Mandarins.

“World class drum corps is back in Sac!” said Dr. Dan Fong, Mandarins President and CEO. “We’re honored to host the DCI Capital Classic for our community to experience the sights and sounds of the best that drum corps has to offer. Whether one has experienced a drum corps show or not, we believe performing arts enthusiasts of all kinds will thoroughly enjoy the “music in motion” artistry–an immersive, visceral musical experience, like none other!”

This show is one of many programs/initiatives that the Mandarins have been involved in, providing opportunities to the community for nearly 60 years. Other programs include the Mandarins Music Academy, Mandarins Music Center, Mandarins Pathways and Mandarins Entertainment, all designed to afford the “giving the gift of music” to children in the region and enriching the lives of those less fortunate. This show will provide a kick-off to many events leading up the Corps’ 60th anniversary in 2023. DCI Capital Classic tickets can be purchased at

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