Join The 2023 Columbus Saints

Celebrating 20 years, the Saints are Central Ohio’s Drum & Bugle Corps, competing in DCA Class A & DCI All-Age with a weekend only schedule, low cost, regional competitions including World Championships!

Coming off a great 2022 season with the corps achieving its highest scores in DCA, and DCI, we’re ready for a focused, and exciting 2023 season. 

Whether you’re a recent graduate or age-out looking to continue performing and make music friends, or a student building skills for World Class you belong at the Columbus Saints.

We utilize music to help change lives, bring people together, and strengthen our community with the marching arts in a supportive, collaborative program. 

 

Saints Interest Form

Take The Field

For membership within the Saints, you must sign-up, and attend an upcoming open house to meet the corps, check out the program and find your placement with the corps.

For 2023, the corps membership cost is reduced to $500 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and rehearsals are full Saturdays Only during the spring.

To be a Saint you must be willing to stand tall and firm at all times!

Learn, Travel, Compete

The Saints compete in both Drum Corps International and Drum Corps Associates , and perform at community events throughout the season, performing about 16 times each year.

Our rehearsals, competitions and performances are scheduled with working members and families in mind. You can experience drum corps on the weekends (Sat & some Sundays), with select summer performances taking place on a weekday evening.

The majority of competitions are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, culminating in Rochester, NY at Drum Corps Associates World Championships over Labor Day weekend.

2023 Schedule

Educators That Reflect Our Communities

Our staff members bring together global experience as educators, performers, and more.

From local band directors, HBCU Band alumni, DCI World, US Military Band veterans, and more; our staff are able to specialize member education all season to help you reach the highest level!

10 Reasons To Join

Let’s Get It Started

We’re excited to welcome you into our community of friends, family, and supporters.

Now recruiting for our 20th anniverary! Brass, drumline, front ensemble, and color guard – all skill levels welcome!

Email lcarlton@columbussaints.org or call us at 614-697-4413 to learn more!

Saints Interest Form

  • 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.

    Josh DeWitt
    Josh DeWitt
    Bass Drum Section Leader 15-20
  • The Saints gave me the chance to meet new people & make amazing friends, gain valuable skills needed to excel in marching band, and the training to be successful in numerous WGI guards. I love my Saints family!

    Makayla Readnour
    Makayla Readnour
    Winterguard & Drum Corps 16'
  • …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
  • “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