Join The Corps In 2024!

2024 Columbus Saints Drum & Bugle Corps

Founded in 2003 as the Saints Drumline Inc, 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.

Next Rehearsals:

When: Brass & Percussion Jun 7, 6PM-9PM | Jun 8, 9AM-9PM | Jun 9, 9AM-6PM

Where: Three Creeks Metro Parks, EXACT ENTRANCE: 3261 Watkins Rd, Columbus, OH 43207 [Google Map Exact GPS]

Location is across the street from Wat Buddha Samakidham Temple at 3296 Watkins Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

Register for the next camp: [LEARN MORE]

Current Openings:

Head Drum Major, 1st and 2nd Trumpet, Mellophones, Snare, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drum Set, Color Guard

How To Join

How To Join

March For Free

Scholarships

Membership FAQ

Membership FAQ

Corps Staff

Corps Staff

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.

2024 Interest Form

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.

2024 Schedule

Andrew Sutliff (Bass) - Alumni of Genesis D&B, Martrix World || Hazel Grace (Marimba) - Alumni of Inov8, Connexus Percussion, Martrix World

  • …if you miss something the first time, you just keep pushing towards making it great.

    Adam Martini
    Adam Martini
    14-15 Baritone
  • 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.

    Kevin Lin
    Kevin Lin
    Baritone,Drum Major 15-19
  • “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
  • 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.

    Zack Todd
    Zack Todd
    Bass 15-17 | Tech 17'

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!

10 Reasons To Join

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.

Drum Corps To HBCU Program

March Drum Corps & Qualify For Scholarships

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

Saints Interest Form