Arts, Culture, and Humanities

MANDARINS OF SACRAMENTO INC

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

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Celebrating Youth - Transforming Lives! The Mandarins are committed to developing life skills in young people by providing an ideal balance of education, family values, and respect by blending the discipline of music education and performing arts. Students learn how teamwork, dedication, hard work, perseverance, goal setting, and discipline contributes to their success now and in their future endeavors.

The Mandarins is located in Sacramento, California and serves the Sacramento region. The Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps performers are selected by an audition process from hopeful young adults between the ages of 16-21. Past members have included youth throughout the United States, and other countries including Ireland, Brazil, Japan, and Malaysia.

Main Programs

  1. Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
  2. Mandarins Academies
  3. DCI Capital Classic Corps Show
  4. Mandarins Entertainment
  5. Mandarins Education
Service Areas

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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

Executive Director

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Mr. James Tabuchi

Keywords

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Drum Bugle Corps Guard Youth Performance Music Education Arts

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Also Known As

Sacramento Mandarins

EIN

23-7350189

 Number

3060699516

Physical Address

6360 Belleau Wood Lane

Sacramento, CA 95822

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Performing Arts (A60)

Music (A68)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Programs

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Program 1

Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps

The Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps is Sacramento’s only Drum and Bugle Corps. The Mandarins compete in the World Class Division of Drum Corps International. World Class Drum Corps may have up to 150 members who are primarily high school and college-age ranging from 16 to 21 years of age. The Mandarins follow an intensive summer tour schedule, competing in the Sacramento region, throughout California, and then throughout the United States, traveling more than 12,000 miles during the course of the summer and performing at more than 25 sanctioned events. The Drum and Bugle Corps consists of horns, drums, percussion and color guard performing in high choreographed musical shows performed in a stadium environment. The Mandarins have performed before thousands of appreciative fans in prestigious locations such Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis), the Alamodome (San Antonio), and the Georgia Dome (Atlanta). Although the performers primarily consist of young adults from the Sacramento region and the central valley of California, in 2014, the Mandarins were recognized internationally, attracting members from Japan, Brazil, and Malaysia.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$650,000.00

Program 2

Mandarins Academies

The Mandarins Academy is a series of instructional sessions focused on raising the performance level of high school/college students in brass, color guard, percussion, woodwinds, and drum major leadership. The Academy is intended to help strengthen local band programs and provide school music directors the opportunity to send their students to the Academy where the students will focus on these specific performance techniques. It is not a substitute for school instruction, but is a complementary and supportive of area band programs. Taught by past members of the Mandarins Drum and Budge Corps who are majoring in Music Education, the program serves over 100 students annually. Mandarins Academy meets one time per month from September to December.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

6,000

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 one thousand youth to perform from Open and World Class 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

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

12,000

Program 4

Mandarins Entertainment

Mandarins Entertainment provides exciting performances outside of the marching field and consists of adult and youth performers. The Sacramento Kings Corps presented by the Sacramento Mandarins provides pre-game and half-time entertainment for the Sacramento Kings basketball team. Mandarins Entertainment has also provided performers for the Oakland Raider, NASCAR, Bayside Baptist Church, Big Day of Giving, Veteran's Parades, and numerous other events. Mandarins Entertainment has been featured on various local television programs, including Good Day Sacramento, KVIE (Rob on the Road) KCRA and provided entertainment for the Sacramento Republic Soccer Team.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

10,000

Program 5

Mandarins Education

Beginning in 2016, Mandarins partnered with local elementary schools who do not have the ability to offer music education in their curriculum. Mandarins offers an after-school band program taught by qualified music educators. The program is overseen by our Music Advisor who has spent 37 years as a music educator and is a recognized John Phillip Souza Hall of Fame inductee. Parents are responsible for rental of instruments and for a reasonable fee for the activity. The Mandarins Education program is quickly expanding to area elementary schools in need.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

5,000

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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Funding Needs

Equipment: Each summer, the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps tour the United States, performing before thousands of appreciative fans. During the 12,000 mile journey, the Mandarins transport uniforms, instruments, props, and a complete kitchen. Kitchen staff prepare 60,000+ individual meals each summer. All food is purchased and prepared each day on tour so members have healthy, balanced meals. The Mandarins need a dedicated Mobile Kitchen trailer to feed the more than 200 performers and staff each season. Estimated Cost: $155,000. Transportation/Maintenance: Mandarins use one ton, heavy-duty pickup trucks to pull a three axle trailer to transport supplies, props and production equipment. The truck is also used to transport crew and for shopping runs. The current vehicle is high mileage and needs to be replaced. Estimated Cost: $60,000. Ongoing maintenance on all vehicles is required to counteract normal wear and tear on vehicles and equipment. Estimated Cost: $20,000 Permanent Home: The Mandarins need a warehouse, yard and permanent facility. Estimated cost: $1,000,000

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Executive 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 Executive 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

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?