The Columbus Saints Drum & Bugle Corps is an all-age competitive performing ensemble based in Columbus, OH. Formed in 2003 as the Saints Drumline Inc, the Saints complete a season of competitions (Fri-Sun, or Fri, Sat) each summer throughout the midwest, performing in competitive field shows, parades, and educational clinics.

The Saints joined Drum Corps Associates Class A in 2018, successfully competing at Worlds in Williamsport, PA. The Saints have also competed in DCI Soundsport, winning a gold in 2016, and silver in 2015, 2017, and 2018. The Saints also compete in MACBDA, winning a bronze medal in 2018, and high drums in 2017 competition.


We’re extremely excited to know that you’re interested in spending your summer as a member of our Saints Family! Whether it’s your first time auditioning or you’re hoping to return to the organization for another season, we are eager to welcome you.

Our auditions are one day, and will test your ability to perform, adapt, and see how you “fit” within the Saints family. For audition camps and most rehearsals, lunch is NOT provided. You will need to bring your own music stand, mouthpiece / sticks & pad / and accessories for color guard. Dress in athletic clothing as body movement and visual is part of our programming (NO JEANS).

Two things to remember before you continue:

  1. 1. If you audition for any drum corps, have a FINANCIAL PLAN!
  2. 2. Distance, holidays, and non-school events are NOT acceptable for absence at camps.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Got questions? Check out our FAQ to learn more: 2019 FAQ

  • The 2019 Saints all-age corps competing in Drum Corps Associates Class A.
  • The average age of the 2018 corps was 19 years old.
  • Fees cover instruction, uniform, registration fees, and most out of state travel & lodging
  • We offer fee reductions through working concessions at concerts & special events
  • Rehearsals and performances are typically Saturday, with two events on Thursday & Friday during the summer.
  • The corps takes a scheduled 7 day vacation the week after 4th of July yearly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your journey to becoming a Saint starts here, at one of our 2 open house audition events for the 2019 season:

Audition Camps

Prospective members are required to attend both December camps to secure their membership in the 2019 Saints. Final callbacks, and membership agreements will begin at the January call-back camp.

  • Saturday, December 1st – Columbus, OH
  • 9AM-6PM | Open House – All Sections
  • Saturday, December 15th – Findlay, OH
  • 9AM-6PM | Open House – All Sections
  • Saturday, January 6th – Columbus, OH
  • 9AM-6PM | Call Back – Brass & Perc ONLY (CALLBACKS)
  • Saturday, April 6th – Columbus, OH
  • 9AM-6PM | Spring Audition (SPRING AUDITIONS)


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