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Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:03:30 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:19:40 -0700


Mandarins Leadership Camp

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:04:00 -0700

Helps students become effective leaders in their high school bands.

2017 Mandarins Drum Major Team

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:51:02 -0800

Kelley Ho, Jesusalberto Muniz, Logan Weekly-Wilson, and Marcus Holyfield-Helm lead the corps onto the field this season.

Joe Fong - Mandarins Entertainment

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:53:20 -0800

Joe Fong was appointed Director of Mandarins Entertainment

2017 Percussion and Front Ensemble Techs Announced

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:14:24 -0800

Director JW Koester and Percussion Caption Head Darren VanDerpoel announce the percussion and front ensemble staff.

2017 Brass and Visual Caption Heads Announced

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:24:25 -0700

Chris Tomsa, Mark Trulson, and Michael Samson named to 2016 staff.

Darren VanDerpoel and Mario Ramirez Added to 2017 Staff

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:33:18 -0700

Darren (Percussion Arranger) and Mario Ramirez (Color Guard Designer) on 2017 Staff.

Mandarins Academy Begins 9th Year

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:19:58 -0700

The Mandarins Academy began its 9th year on September 11, 2016.

Ike Jackson 2017 Program Coordinator and Percussion Consultant

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:43:57 -0700

The Mandarins announce Ike Jackson as our 2017 Program Coordinator and Percussion Consultant.

Joe Fong - Mandarins Entertainment

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:52:24 -0800

The Sacramento Mandarins have named J.W. Koester as Corps Director. Jim Tabuchi will continue as Executive Director.

Premier Staff Added to the Mandarins Academy

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:12:40 -0700

Director Milt Gee and Assistant Director Marvin Reed are added to the Mandarins Academy staff.

Mandarins Founding Member Frank Lim Passes

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:27:11 -0700

Frank Lim helped found the Mandarins (then-Ye Wah Drums & Lyras Corps) in 1963.

Mandarins Color Guard Reunites after 33 Years

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:34:28 -0700

A reunion brought the 1978-81 color guard together for the first time in 33 years.

Mandarins BIngo Manager Janet Wong Passes

Thu, 29 May 2014 23:13:01 -0700

The Mandarins' beloved Bingo Manager, Janet Wong passed away on Mother's Day.

Little Drummer Boy

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:23:28 -0800

Mandarins Entertainment provided joy at Bayside Church Christmas services, this December.

Partnership with Jupiter Brass, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:44:22 -0800

The Mandarins will perform exclusively on Jupiter Brass, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion instruments for the 2014 season.

Sacramento Kings Corps Opens NBA Season

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:54:59 -0700

The Sacramento Kings Corps, presented by the Sacramento Mandarins plays the National Anthem at Opening Night.

A Magical 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:59:32 -0700

Generations of alumni came together to help celebrate the Mandarins' 50th anniversary.

New Uniforms Introduced for 50th Anniversary

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:11:57 -0700

The Mandarins take to the field in new uniforms in rich purple and gold colors.

Destination America Opens to Wide Acclaim

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:15:22 -0700

Our 2013 production opened to wide acclaim as we bring to the drum corps field an important part of Chinese and American history.