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. The corps' main audition camp will be held in Nashville on December 7-9. There will also be a one-day audition in Knoxville on November 17 and in Jacksonville, AL on December 15.
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 in December!
Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone, Tuba
Snare, Tenors, Bass, Front Ensemble
Flag, Rifle, Saber
New applicants are allowed to audition
What is Music City up to?
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[…]
That’s right! Please welcome the newest addition to the world of winter winds, Music City Winds! Music City Youth in the Arts, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of a second performing ensemble under the MCYA umbrella. Music City Winds will hold auditions for woodwind and brass performers on Saturday, December 8 from 10AM-4PM[…]
Music City Drum Corps will hold its main audition camp for brass, percussion and color guard in Nashville on December 7-9. The camp will get underway on Friday, December 7 at 8 PM and conclude on Sunday at 3 PM. Housing and all meals are provided. There will also be a one-day audition (9 AM-5[…]
Nashville native Jon Earl, a tuba player with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, has been named a national recipient of the prestigious Friends of Drum Corps International Scholarship. Earl, a graduate of McGavock High School and current music education major at Middle Tennessee State University, was selected from among the thousands of performers[…]
It’s fair to say the Music City train is on track to become a show favorite of drum corps fans in 2018. After 11 performances and 11 standing ovations, the corps continues to pick up steam in its first year in World Class. DCI recently spotlighted Music City in a video that features footage from[…]
Music City gave its first performance as a World Class corps on June 27 at Drums Along the Ohio in Evansville, IN. The corps’ 2018 production “Hell on Wheels: The Final Journey of Casey Jones” received enthusiastic cheers from the always large Evansville crowd. A photo gallery from this performance is available on Facebook. Music[…]
Music City unveiled its 2018 production “Hell on Wheels: The Final Journey of Casey Jones” on June 23 before a packed stadium of family and fans. This dress rehearsal performance was the most polished debut in the corps’ 10-year history, according to organization leaders. Congratulations to the members and staff on a remarkable start to[…]
The Music City Drum Corps relies on parents and other volunteers for many critical roles, from feeding hungry corps members to measuring and fitting members with uniforms. Angie Dear of Florence, Miss. talks about her experience helping out during the April weekend camp and why you should consider volunteering, too. Dear’s son Donnie, a Florence[…]
Providing members a safe environment to grow and develop as musicians, performers and young adults is the top priority for the Music City Drum Corps, according to Executive Director Kent Baker. At its recent April rehearsal weekend, Music City dedicated time to train its members, staff and administrators about this important topic. Shelba Waldron, who[…]