Keep the music in Music City
The 2019 drum corps season is just around the corner. Music City invites you to join us for our second World Class season. 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?
The success of the Music City Drum Corps depends upon a team of volunteers who fill many key roles, including feeding hungry corps members and staff during weekend camps. Alumni volunteer Kenneth Sutton of Springfield, Tenn. talks about his experience helping during the February camp and why other corps alumni members should consider volunteering, too.[…]
The success of the Music City Drum Corps depends upon a team of volunteers who fill many key roles, including feeding hungry corps members and staff during weekend camps. New volunteer Dan Hecht of Gulf Breeze, Fla. talks about his experience helping during the February camp and why you should consider volunteering, too. Hecht’s son[…]
Music City Drum Corps has awarded its annual Finis Sparkman Scholarship to Katie Mangrum of Nashville, Tenn. Mangrum is currently a senior at Hillwood High School and a member of Music City’s color guard. “I started color guard as a sophomore and I keep coming back to it every year because of how simultaneously fun[…]
Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. today named Joe Roach as the director of the Music City Drum Corps for its 2019 season.
Roach comes to Music City after spending more than 10 years with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Ill. From 2016-18 Roach served as The Cavaliers Director of Programs, responsible for overseeing the corps, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion, Chromium Winds, GearWorks programs and more. “I have been a fan of Music City the past[…]
Music City Drum Corps members can expect an increased emphasis on professionalism, efficiency and learning in 2019, according to new Visual Caption Head Nathan Barna. A six-season veteran staff member of the corps, Barna was recently promoted to this lead role. “I expect our visual staff will be the most professional group in the activity,[…]
A recent media report focusing on instructors who taught at various national drum and bugle corps organizations despite having matters of concern in their backgrounds named Dennis Laorenza as among these individuals. Laorenza worked in a part-time role as a trumpet instructor for the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps during the 2018 season. The[…]
Music City Drum Corps’ audition camp held December 7-9 was wildly successful despite wintry weather that kept many from attending. As expected, the talent level was the highest ever for a Music City audition camp. Thank you staff and volunteers who helped make the weekend such a smooth and productive one. Check out the video[…]
Music City’s December 7-9 audition camp gets underway Friday, December 7 at 7:00 PM at Freedom Middle School, 750 New Hwy 96 West in Franklin, TN. The camp will conclude with the 300+ participants performing for family and friends on Sunday, December 9 from 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM. Registration will begin Friday night at[…]
Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. (MCYA), parent organization for Music City Drum Corps and newly formed Music City Winds, announces the addition of four new board members and the election of two new officers. The following board members were elected to 3-year terms and joined the board in late September. Michael Chiodo is[…]
Award-winning Santa Clara Vanguard staff members Matt Penland and Tyler Sammons are joining the Music City Drum Corps as percussion designers for the 2019 season. Matt will serve as the arranger for the percussion battery. Tyler will join Matt as arrangers for the front ensemble.Matt Penland is a percussionist in the U.S. Air Force Band and serves on the[…]