Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mandarins of Sacramento Inc

  • Sacramento, CA
  • http://www.mandarins.org

Mission Statement

The Mandarins are committed to growth in the lives of our youth by providing the ideal balance of education, family values, and the blending of Asian traditions with the discipline of Drum Corps.
The Mandarins provide youth with low-cost pre-professional music and dance education, and train youth in often physically demanding displays of athleticism, representing hours of strength and endurance training. Participants receive instruction in brass and percussion, as well as a variety of dance forms. Each season may represent changes to musical repertoire, visual elements, and dance/movement language.

Main Programs

  1. Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
  2. Mandarins Brass and Guard Academy
  3. DCI Capital Classic Corps Show
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Mandarins are located in the Sacramento area, with yearly training camps in Elk Grove and Galt. The Mandarins Brass Academy performs a Christmas concert in Elk Grove and the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps hosts the DCI Capital Classic. In addition to thrilling audiences in Sacramento, the Mandarins compete in many California cities, including Clovis, Stockton, Oceanside, Stanford, Riverside, Walnut, Pleasanton, Santa Clara, Mission Viejo, and Bellflower.
Each summer the Mandarins tour and compete in the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

ruling year

1974

Corps Director since 2014

Self-reported

Mr. James Tabuchi

Keywords

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Drum Bugle Corps Guard Youth Performance Music Education Arts

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EIN

23-7350189

 Number

3060699516

Physical Address

PO Box 22297

Sacramento, CA 95822

Also Known As

Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts (A60)

Music (A68)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The organization’s primary program offering is the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, a “world class” competitive marching unit that tours 12,000 miles over 10-weeks each summer. This group of high school and college-aged students are primarily from California, but also come from throughout the remaining United States and as far away as Hawaii and Japan. Auditions for the Sacramento Mandarins draw several hundred music students every year, and those students compete for a spot among the 150 total performance positions available in the brass, percussion and color guard categories. Recent honors and awards of distinction: two-time recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Disney award, signifying outstanding achievement in educational and entertainment programs for youth; Drum Corps International Division III World Champions in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999; Drum Corps International Division II World Champions in 2001; Drum Corps International Pacific Division III Champions in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999, and DCI Pacific Division II California State Champions in 2000 and 2001; and Drum Corps International Division I Semifinalist in 2001, 2005, and 2006. The Sacramento Mandarins sponsors educational workshops for students in color guard and brass. Additionally, the DCI Capital Classic held in July brings world’s finest marching groups to perform before an audience of thousands.

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Programs

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Program 1

Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps

The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps compete in the World Class in Drum Corps International. World Class Drum Corps can have up to 150 members. Students in World Class corps are primarily high school and college-age. Most corps from this class follow an intensive tour schedule, traveling more than 10,000 miles over the course of the summer while performing at more than 35 sanctioned events.

Category

Musical Performances

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$650,000.00

Program 2

Mandarins Brass and Guard Academy

The Mandarins Brass Academy (MBA) is dedicated to raising the skill level of brass playing throughout the Northern California community. It is intended for brass students in high school or college who are motivated to enhance their level of brass performance through a careful study of brass performance techniques. The MBA typically serves over 50 students annually. The ensemble consists of musicians playing Trumpets, French Horns, Mellophones, Baritones, Trombones, Euphoniums and Tubas who meet once a month through a four-session curriculum, culminating in two community performances. The MBA is not a substitute for school instruction, but is meant to be complementary and supportive of all area band programs.
The Mandarins Guard Academy introduces performers to visual arts and performance skills with props such as flags, sabers, rifles and dance moves.

Category

Musical Performances

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

DCI Capital Classic Corps Show

The DCI Capital Classic Corps Show is a live, competitive event held every summer in the Sacramento Region. This event provides a venue for over a thousand youth to perform from corps from all over California. This event brings in revenue to the region as more than 2,000 people visit the area, spending their money on food, gas and lodging.

Category

Musical Performances

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$8,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Mandarins are located in the Sacramento area, with yearly training camps in Elk Grove and Galt. The Mandarins Brass Academy performs a Christmas concert in Elk Grove and the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps hosts the DCI Capital Classic. In addition to thrilling audiences in Sacramento, the Mandarins compete in many California cities, including Clovis, Stockton, Oceanside, Stanford, Riverside, Walnut, Pleasanton, Santa Clara, Mission Viejo, and Bellflower.
Each summer the Mandarins tour and compete in the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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Corps Director

Mr. James Tabuchi

BIO

Jim Tabuchi marched in the Mandarins and the Seattle Imperials as a lead soprano, mellophone and flugelhorn in the late 70s and early 80s and is known as one of the first non-Chinese members of the Mandarins. He went on to earn Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington, respectively. He then worked at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies and held numerous positions such as the Asia Region Manager, Business Development Manager, Worldwide Marketing Manager and Strategic Planning Manager. He then entered early retirement, which allows him to spend more time on his passion – the Mandarins. Jim continues to perform as a trumpet player and most recently was on the brass staff from 2005 until present. Jim is married to Jo Ann and has twin boys who have been members of the Mandarins Brass line.
Jim headed the Mandarins outstanding 50th Anniversary year as the Corps performed "Destination America - Journey of the Paper Sons". The show was widely acclaimed by audiences across the United States and received standing ovations at nearly every venue in which it was performed.

STATEMENT FROM THE Corps Director

"Imagine a youth development program where each year 150 young people between the ages 15 through 21 wake up at 7:00 AM six days a week, eager to tackle a 16 hour day of intense strength and endurance training, mind-boggling mental tests, memorization, and musical training. Now imagine the participants living together in close quarters for eight weeks, sleeping on buses and in gymnasiums, enduring heat, humidity, rain, bugs, and exhaustion – all for the privilege of performing three to four nights each week for thousands of appreciative fans across the United States as they promote our Sacramento community. Finally, imagine these young people going on in life to become civic leaders, directors, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and other leaders within our community. This is the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps!
But we go far beyond affecting the lives of 150 youth members each year. When you include our academies, we directly serve over 130 youth with our programs each year. Over 50 instructors and teachers who have been members of the Mandarins are now teaching thousands of performing arts students in our region. Our Capital Classic Show provides a performance venue for over 1000 students and brings over 2,000 people from out of town into the Sacramento Region, resulting in thousands of dollars of revenue for our region.
The Mandarins organization has been proud to represent the Sacramento area. But fielding a competitive World Class Drum Corps each year is a costly venture.
Our organization would now like to continue offering our program to 135 to 150 area youth. Our board realizes that our activity cannot financially afford to continue to accept additional young people without upgrading our infrastructure and equipment. The Mandarins provide all uniforms, instruments, costumes, equipment, food, facilities to our corps members. Please join us and help with your donation/grant to this outstanding program."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jim Tabuchi

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