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JW Koester: World Class Director of the Year

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!

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Drum Corps on the Road Update

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

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What A Magical Night!

On a balmy, beautiful evening this past Monday, the Sacramento Mandarins’ 10th Annual DCI Capital Classic lit up Roseville, CA at West Park High School. Fans were treated to performances by some of the best drum corps in the nation. Over 2,600 wildly-cheering fans packed the sold-out stands. More fans enjoyed standing-room-only views. Also in

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Rocky Mountain Rivalry

The Rocky Mountain Rivalry returns for the 2023 Drum Corps International summer tour! In a friendly rivalry with the Blue Knights and the Troopers, the Mandarins are raising funds to help defray Food and Fuel costs during tour. Inflation has caused food prices to increase 25%. Diesel costs about $1,300 each time we fill up

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BIG, LOUD & LIVE 18 on August 10th

DCI and Fathom Events presents Big, Loud & Live 18 at select theaters nationwide, on Thursday August 10, 3:30pm PDT. See highlights of the top fifteen corps, followed by LIVE coverage of the DCI World Championship Prelims from the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. Buy tickets and plan your Watch Party in your town. Join

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Mandarins Announce 2023 Sponsorship Agreement with Karl Hammond Design

The Mandarins are pleased to announce their 2023 sponsorship agreement with Karl Hammond Design “KHD” for the 2023 drum corps season. Corps Director JW Koester stated, ”Karl Hammond Design makes the best mouthpieces in the marching activity. Their attention to detail during their manufacturing process is second to none and their customer service is outstanding.”

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