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.

2021 Interest Form


2021 Contingency Plans

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

2021 Opening Day  // Saturday, November 7th // 830AM-6PM – All Sections

  • “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.”

    Marshall Cheatham
    Marshall Cheatham
    Founder & CEO
  • …since my grandson has joined the Saints, it’s helped him focus, do better in school, and has exposed him to opportunities for travel, performance and education he never had before.

    Trudi Crawley
    Trudi Crawley
    Parent & Volunteer 14-18
  • …if you miss something the first time, you just keep pushing towards making it great.

    Adam Martini
    Adam Martini
    14-15 Baritone


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!

2021 Interest Form

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 7 – Open House 1
• Nov 21 – Open House 2
• Dec 12 – Virtual Open House
• 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

2021 Interest Form

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