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.

2024 Interest Form

Open House Auditions:

Open House – COLUMBUS, OH – January 13th, 2024

We will be announcing video workshops and video auditions starting in early December for those who want to get a leg up, or those who want to help secure their spot in the corps while still completing their indoor season.

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.

For 2024, the estimated cost for the season will range between $700-850. 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 compete in Drum Corps International All-Age Class, while also performing at parades, band festivals, corporate events, etc about 12 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

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

  • 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'
  • 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
  • …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