Statement of Support
We at Music City Youth in the Arts stand as one against systemic racism and violence. We embrace the Black community and support the demand for justice and equality.
At Music City we strive to teach excellence both on, and more importantly, off the field. Our goal is to build a strong family so we can take on any challenge that comes our way. We acknowledge the current challenge is large and difficult and that we can do more.
To all our members, alumni, volunteers, staff and MCDC family members of color, we hear you, we see you, we support you, and we love you.
The 2020 drum corps season is just around the corner. Music City invites you to join us for what is sure to be an incredible tour! A list of our camp dates and tour schedule can be found on our Calendar.
Please submit an interest form so that we can share additional information including the audition materials with you. You will also find more details on our Membership page. Hope to see you soon!
Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone, Tuba
Snare, Tenors, Bass, Front Ensemble
Flag, Rifle, Saber
What is Music City up to?
MCDC Town Hall : November 23, 7pm CT Join us for a conversation about the 2021 Music City Drum Corps season on Monday, November 23 at 7pm CT. We will be discussing current COVID guidelines, in person and virtual opportunities, the drum corps audition process and our potential summer activities. Joe Roach will host the[…]
On Sunday, October 25 Music City Youth in the Arts hosted our first ever Topgolf Invitational in support of Music City Drum Corps. Topgolf in Nashville, Tennessee played host to this great event and provided a safe space for our donors and fans to enjoy the day. Groups were limited to six participants per bay[…]
Following a seven-month break from in person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Music City played host to its first ever Sunday Sessions in October. Over the course of three Sunday Sessions Music City staff taught 50 students in total. With an emphasis on student and staff health and safety these sessions provided a great[…]
Start your marching band season in style with custom MCDC personal protection equipment. Our masks come in 2 styles with 3 sizes to choose from. A portion of all proceeds will go directly to Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. Help our community stay safe and get back to the performance field. We Are Music City!
Music City would like to take a moment and thank our generous donors from the month of April. With the COVID shutdown and the cancellation of the 2020 DCI Summer Tour we will be leaning on the generosity of our family, friends and fans to help ensure Music City can continue to deliver on its’[…]
Giving Tuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement announced #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Founded in 2009, Music City has been delivering its mission to hundreds of students each year since. As a performing[…]
Music City Youth in the Arts announced today the cancellation of the Music City Drum Corps 2020 summer tour. The Nashville-based nonprofit’s action is in coordination with Drum Corps International and the decision by the entirety of DCI’s national membership corps to cancel the tour. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made impossible DCI’s ability to plan[…]
Music City Drum Corps is suspending its March Brass Camp originally scheduled for March 20-22 in Franklin, Tenn. The uncertainty of school facility availability, travel restrictions and bans, reduced attendance and the potential to have a productive camp with understandable focus on the current COVID-19 situation led to this decision, according to Executive Director Joe[…]
Music City Drum Corps has awarded veteran horn line members Amaya Cooper and Megan Severs its annual Finis Sparkman Scholarship. Cooper, of Martin, Tenn., and Severs, of Nashville, will each return to perform a second year with the corps for the 2020 season. “There is not a word that expresses how grateful I am for[…]
Music City Drum Corps launches its 2020 season with a revitalized design team featuring a new group of award-winning Nashville professionals who will join key returning designers. Shane Gwaltney will lead the team as program coordinator. He is a charter member of Music City Mystique Indoor Percussion, and has since served as an arranger, designer[…]