What is Drum Corps?
Modern drum and bugle corps finds its origins in the post-World War I era. Impressed by the precision and pageantry of American military and parade units, parents launched drum corps in their own communities so their children could benefit from rigorous instruction and discipline. Drum corps has grown steadily since the 1930s, finding sponsorship and support in groups like the VFW and the Catholic Youth Organization.
Since the formation of Drum Corps International (DCI) in 1972, the sophistication of creative and artistic skills in drum and bugle corps has increased tremendously. The activity has developed to a level which is now considered to be a contemporary art form, while the organizational efforts of DCI have elevated the status of the activity to its current position as the second largest youth program in the United States.
About City Sound
City Sound Drum & Bugle Corps is an Open Class corps under the governing organization of Drum Corps International.
We have dedicated ourselves to ensuring that you have the best summer experience possible. Since our founding in 1997, many young adults who performed in City Sound have gone on to perform with some of the best college and performing arts groups in the United States. Many more have grown to be productive members of their communities and have attributed much of their success to the work ethics and morals they learned while in City Sound.
Most of City Sound's members are in high school, with some members who are college students. Our corps is perfect for students looking for a program that allows you to finish the spring semester and/or take a summer class. Our average age is around 18 and the majority of our members are from the Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County areas but in recent years, we have attracted members from areas outside of Southern California.