2024 Columbus Saints Drum & Bugle Corps
The Columbus Saints are an all-age competitive drum & bugle corps that rehearses primarily on the weekends, travels regionally, and is centered on having a strong relationship with our community, keeping drum corps accessible and affordable, and having fun!
The corps rehearses 2x a month throughout the winter, and spring, then has performances and rehearsals most weekends from June – Early August. The Saints are entering their 5th season in DCI All-Age, and will be returning to Lucas Oil Stadium as part of DCI’s All-Age World Championships.
When: Brass & Percussion March 16th, 9AM-6PM | Doors Open at 845AM
Where: Champions Golf Course 3900 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224 [Google Maps]
Take The Field
For membership within the Saints, you must complete the interest form, attend an upcoming open house and rehearsal, and find your placement with the corps.
No age limit, just bring the passion and dedication to excel! Beginners, high schoolers, even drum corps veterans – all welcome to find their place in our musical force.
We have three main sections: brass, percussion, and color guard, each further divided for specialization. With conductors and drum majors, our total membership reaches the All-Age Class A limit of 55, ensuring an friendly, focused experience.
For 2024, the cost is $600 and we offer extended payment plans, opportunities to volunteer in-kind, needs based scholarships and more. Cost shouldn’t be the obstacle to marching; let’s work to get you on the field.
Live, Laugh, Drum Corps…On The Weekends
The Saints are entering their fifth season competing in Drum Corps International All-Age Class, while also performing at parades, band festivals, corporate events, etc about 11-14 total events each year on the weekends (Sat & some Sundays), with select summer performances taking place on a weekday evening.
The majority of competitions are in Ohio, culminating in Indianapolis, IN at Drum Corps International World Championships the 2nd weekend (Fri-Sun) of August.
Without the Saints I would never have been able to gain the skill & experience to help me march WGI and more. It’s a family that challenges you while having fun, with a cost that allows anyone to participate.
“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.”
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!
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.
Educators That Are In 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!
March Drum Corps. Earn College Scholarships
Successful completion of a competitive season with the Columbus Saints waives audition requirements for the Wilberforce University Marching Band and pre-qualifies students for WU band scholarships up to $10,000 a year.
Saints Member Justin DeWitt attended Wilberforce University using this benefit, with no student loans, while performing as a member of the marching band, and pursuing a Bachelor’s Of Music.
Let’s Get It Started
We’re excited to welcome you into our community of friends, family, and supporters.
Now recruiting for our 21st year! Brass, drumline, front ensemble, and color guard – all skill levels welcome!
Email email@example.com or call us at 614-697-4413 to learn more!