The Columbus Saints offer marching music lovers like you a 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.

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Why Join the Columbus Saints?

  • Membership tuition is the the lowest in the nation at just $400! The most economical in the entire competitive activity.
  • Our schedule strikes the perfect balance for busy members with Saturday or Sunday rehearsals and competitions
  • Our education staff brings decades of experience from various World Class, HBCU, Big 10 ensembles that helps members of all skill levels, whether you’re looking to move on to a top WGI or DCI group or simply improve as a performer.
  • Nearly 20 years of competitive success winning percussion awards, DCI SoundSport Gold & Silver Medals, and as a 2019 DCA Finalist.
  • Honoring our HBCU legacy our drum corps shows primarily feature highly entertaining jazz, swing, funk, or soul music
  • We entertain the crowd, educate our members, and engage our community!

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Next Rehearsal

Drum Corps Rehearsal

Full Corps Rehearsal – Recruiting all sections! Come join the corps for the 2021 competitive season!

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May 15, 2021 9:00 am
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May 15, 2021 5:00 pm
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  • 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'
  • “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



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. 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!

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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

• Apr 24 – Spring Open House
• May 1 – Rehearsal
• May 15 – Rehearsal
• May 29 – Rehearsal
• Jun 5 – Rehearsal

Tentative Summer Schedule

• Jun 12 – Rehearsal
• Jun 19 – Rehearsal
• Jun 27 – Sat Rehearsal
• Jul 3 – Independence Day Parades
• Jul 10 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Jul 11 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Jul 24 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Aug 1 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Aug 7 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Aug 15 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show
• Aug 28 – Rehearsal / Drum Corps Show

*Tentative pending DCI & DCA Schedule release

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