THIS IS YOUR CORPS
The Columbus Saints offer marching music lovers like you an all-age weekend only drum corps experience with a highly experienced staff, opportunities to excel on and off the field, and an annual world championship experience within a close-knit community-focused group.
All-Age Drum Corps // Missing Marching Band? Aging out of indoor or drum corps? You don’t have to! We are an all-ages, weekend only group. Need to work? No problem. Our weekend-warrior schedule allows members to continue to work or go to school. Living frugally? Don’t worry! Membership dues are the lowest you’ll find for any touring drum & bugle corps.
2021 Opening Day // Saturday, November 21st // 830AM-7PM – All Sections
After completing my undergrad, I realized I missed the marching band; the camaraderie and joy of performing. I’ve found both with the Saints, and I’m excited to be part of the family.
“I founded the Saints because I wanted the youth in the community to be able to experience the joy of performing as I did when I marched drum corps.”
I love the family atmosphere. Each year you get a new brother/sister while still keeping in touch with old members. It is something to do in the summer. You get to experience new places with new people. I am mostly just happy to continue my love for playing music, and what’s better than doing with people you love.
You Belong Here
The Columbus Saints is accepting members in all sections for the 2021 season – brass, battery percussion, front ensemble and color guard. For 2021 we’re introducing the new positions of trombone soloists, lead trumpets (non-marching), field conductor, and drum major (show style). If you want to march a funky show, be a part of a growing, high performing organization, receive individual instruction from a dedicated staff, and spend your summer with a group of dedicated and talented members then the Saints is your corps!
The Saints’ are a primarily weekend-only all-age drum corps that competes in Drum Corps Associates, and Drum Corps International All-Age. This allows the corps to compete in a variety of competitions, including a 3 Day Fri-Sun DCI tour each summer. The Saints are a DCA Finalist (2019), and have won multiple Gold, and Silver Medals in DCI SoundSport competition. Make your summer fun and become a member today!
New Look / Classic Style
For 2021 we’re premiering a new look for the corps to craft a modern style. The corps has purchased a large Dynasty B-Flat Horn line and expanded the drumline. Along with adding front ensemble positions we’re ready for our largest corps in history!
The 2021 Production will feature classic funk selections by Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, and more! Bringing the fun and FUNK back to drum corps with strong brass, driving percussion, and an infusion of that crowd exciting style we can’t wait to bring you to your feet the summer of 2021!
2021 Early Schedule
• Nov 21 – Open House 1
• Dec 12 – Open House 2
• Jan 9 – Rehearsal
• Jan 23 – Rehearsal
• Feb 6 – Rehearsal
• Feb 20 – Rehearsal
• Mar 6 – Rehearsal
• Mar 13 – St Pats Parade
• Mar 27 – Rehearsal
• Apr 10 – Rehearsal
• Apr 24 – Spring Open
• May 1 – Rehearsal
• May 8-9 – Rehearsal
• May 15 – Festival Show
• May 29-30 – Rehearsal
• Jun 5-6 – Rehearsal
Sample Summer Schedule
• Jun 11-13 – Summer Festival
• Jun 19 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Jun 21 – Drum Corps Show
• Jun 27 – Sat Rehearsal
• Jun 28 – Sun Rehearsal
• Jul 3 – Independence Day Parades
• Jul 10 – Dash for Donation / Rehearsal
• Jul 11 – Rehearsal
• Jul 23-24 – Tour – 2 Shows
• Jul 31 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Aug 7 – Rehearsal
• Aug 21 – DCA Columbus, OH
• Aug 28 – Final Rehearsal
• Sep 3-6 – DCA World Championships
*Tentative pending DCI & DCA Schedule release